Omarosa Manigault Newman, a former star of “The Apprentice” and one of President Donald Trump’s most prominent African-American aides, is leaving her post as a presidential adviser, the White House said Wednesday morning.
According to a brief White House statement, Ms. Manigault Newman “resigned yesterday to pursue other opportunities.” The resignation won’t take effect until Jan. 20, 2018, the one-year anniversary of Mr. Trump’s inauguration, the White House said.
“We wish her the best in future endeavors and are grateful for her service,” the White House said.
Ms. Manigault Newman’s departure was abrupt, according to a White House official, who said that Ms. Manigault Newman was “physically dragged and escorted off the campus” Tuesday evening.
Ms. Manigault Newman didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.
Ms. Manigault Newman, known for her role during the first season of Mr. Trump’s reality show, worked for the Trump presidential campaign on African-American voter outreach. She served in the White House as the director of communications for the Office of the Public Liaison.
Ms. Manigault Newman is the second prominent staffer this month to announce a departure from the White House, following national security aide Dina Powell.
More officials are expected to resign as the one-year anniversary of the Trump administration approaches.
(Wall Street Journal)