The White House
White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman on Thursday disputed accounts of her announced departure from the Trump administration, saying that she resigned from her position and wasn't fired.
She alleged that a journalist who reported details about the departure “has a personal vendetta against me.” Manigault Newman did not name the reporter, although it seemed clear her attacks were directed at April Ryan, the Washington bureau chief for American Urban Radio Networks and a contributor to CNN.
🔸 “I resigned and I didn't do that in the residence as being reported. [White House chief of staff] John Kelly and I sat down in the situation room, which is a very secure, very quiet room in the White House and we had a very candid conversation,” Manigault Newman told ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Thursday. “No one else has reported what she's reporting and this is the one person who has attacked me for the last year. So you know that this is personal.”
Officially, the White House announced Wednesday that Manigault Newman, a former star on President Donald Trump’s reality TV show, “The Apprentice,” had resigned effective Jan. 20, 2018. But Ryan reported Wednesday that Manigault Newman had been fired by Kelly and had been escorted off the White House campus.
Asked later Thursday about Manigault Newman's departure from the White House, the president said only, "I like Omarosa. Omarosa’s a good person.” — LOUIS NELSON
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