On Wednesday, Omarosa Manigault Newman resigned from the White House. President Trump thanked her on Twitter and ended with “I wish you continued success”.
Thank you Omarosa for your service! I wish you continued success.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 13, 2017
After the resignation, rumors swirled that Chief of Staff John Kelly booted Manigault Newman on Tuesday. Sources alleged that Omarosa became vulgar and cursed. Then, she tried to access the White House residence to no avail.
The Secret Service vehemently denied these rumors on Twitter.
The Secret Service was not involved in the termination process of Ms Manigault Newman or the escort off of the complex. Our only involvement in this matter was to deactivate the individual's pass which grants access to the complex.
— U.S. Secret Service (@SecretService) December 13, 2017
This morning, Omarosa sat down on “Good Morning America” to address her resignation. It looks like President Trump might retract his statements for continued success. In the segment, Omarosa said she was “uncomfortable” with many goings-on in Trump’s White House. She says there were things that impacted her “deeply and emotionally”.
She told Michael Strahan, “There were a lot of things that I observed during the last year that I was very unhappy with, that I was very uncomfortable with.”
Strahan asked Omarosa about her rumored disagreement with how Trump and the White House handled the aftermath of the Charlottesville Unite the Right rally and Roy Moore campaign.
Manigault Newman didn’t say anything directly, but she left plenty of room for speculation. She said:
I’m not going to expand on it because I still have to go back and work with these individuals, but when I have a chance to tell my story, Michael, quite a story to tell as the only African-American woman in this White House as a senior staff and assistant to the president, I have seen things that made me uncomfortable, that have upset me, that have affected me deeply and emotionally, that has affected my community and my people. And when I can tell my story, it is a profound story that I know the world will want to hear.
Omarosa Manigault Newman led communications at the Office of Public Liaison. Her resignation will go into effect on January 20.
Watch her interview with Michael Strahan below:
— Good Morning America (@GMA) December 14, 2017