Trump White House Official Resigns from Job


Trump administration aide Omarosa Manigault Newman has resigned from the Trump administration, according to a White House statement released Wednesday.

“Omarosa Manigault Newman resigned yesterday to pursue other opportunities,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said.

Sanders added that Omarosa’s exit “will not be effective until January 2018. We wish her the best in future endeavors and are grateful for her service.”

When she officially departs from the administration, Omarosa will have served a full year in the White House, according to TMZ.

As reported by Fox News, Omarosa joined Trump’s administration as the White House Office of Public Liaison’s director of communications.

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Her standing in the White House came into question in September, after White House Chief of Staff John Kelly reportedly created a “no-fly” list of members he deemed unfit to attend certain meetings.

Omarosa’s name appeared on that list, prompting multiple theories that she was being ousted from Trump’s administration amid a shrinking circle of decision-makers, The New York Times reported.

“When Gen. Kelly is talking about clamping down on access to the Oval, she’s patient zero,” a White House source told The Daily Beast in September.

Another White House source noted that Omarosa was responsible for alerting Trump to online articles regarding MSNBC hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough’s critical comments about the Trump administration.

Kelly “is not thrilled by any means by (Manigault),” a West Wing official told The Daily Beast. “He is, however, thrilled that he has been able to stop staffers including Omarosa from bolting into the Oval Office and triggering the president with White House (palace) intrigue stories.”

As reported by The Western Journal, Omarosa quickly shot down those rumors when they originally surfaced.

“Isn’t that the same story they ran about me and (former chief of staff) Reince (Priebus)?” Manigault told TMZ at Reagan International Airport in September.

She was referencing a New York Times piece in May that reported Priebus was attempting to exclude her from as many meetings as possible

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“I’ve known (Trump) for 14 years, and I expect to know him for many, many more,” she said. “I always have his back. He values loyalty.”

Fox News noted that more departures from the Trump administration are expected as the new year approaches.

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