The White House said Wednesday that Omarosa Manigault Newman, a former “The Apprentice” contestant turned political aide, is leaving the administration next month.
While White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Manigault Newman’s resignation will be effective Jan. 20, one year since President Trump’s inauguration, there were several reports she was fired by White House chief of staff John Kelly and had to be escorted from the building after a foul mouthed tantrum.
Manigault’s departure was rumored back in September following a number of controversies.
A month earlier, the 43-year-old endured a chaotic trip to the National Association of Black Journalists Convention in New Orleans.
Her appearance at an event during the convention was described as confrontational and hectic as she aggressively insisted reporters “Ask me a question about me,” while sidestepping inquiries about the administration.
The two-time “Apprentice” villain turned senior White House official also ruffled feathers when she reportedly brought members of her 39-person bridal party to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue for an extended wedding photo shoot.
The unannounced April visit to the White House caught fellow senior aides and some security officials by surprise.
She married Pastor John Allen Newman later that month in a small ceremony at the post office turned hotel blocks from the White House and owned by her boss.
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