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Former Apprentice contestant Omarosa Manigault Newman has reportedly been fired from her position as Director of Communications for the White House Public Liaison Office, something she denied during an interview on Good Morning America.
Thank you Omarosa for your service! I wish you continued success.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 13, 2017
Sitting down with GMA’s Michael Strahan, Omarosa told viewers she actually resigned from her position and was not fired, revealing, “I resigned and I didn’t do that in the residence as being reported. 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.”
.@OMAROSA Manigault says ‘at times it was very difficult’ being only black person in the room. Manigault, who is leaving her role as a senior aide at the Office of the Public Liason, tells @DebRobertsABC about morning staff meetings with Trump’s chief of staff Gen. John Kelly. pic.twitter.com/dC4djdGexh
— Nightline (@Nightline) December 14, 2017
Omarosa, who was on an annual salary of $179,900, told ABC’s Nightline the lack of diversity in the White House made her feel “very lonely.”
“At times it was very difficult,” Omarosa told ABC’s Deb Roberts. “There was a lack of diversity that I will acknowledge, and at times it was very lonely because a majority of them were white men who had their own agendas. Many of them had never worked with minorities…And so it has been very challenging being the only African American woman on the senior staff.”
Omarosa who rose to fame on Donald Trump’s reality television show The Apprentice told the media she has quite a story to tell, promising, “When I can tell my story, it is quite a profound story that I know the world will want to hear.”