Omarosa Manigualt will no longer act as the president’s director of communications for the White House Office of Public Liaison, it was announced Wednesday.

“Omarosa Manigault Newman resigned yesterday to pursue other opportunities,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement. “Her departure will not be effective until January 20, 2018. We wish her the best in future endeavors and are grateful for her service.”

According to American Urban Radio Network’s White House Correspondent & Washington Bureau Chief April Ryan, she was escorted kicking and screaming from White House on Tuesday night.

“I am hearing from several sources there was a lot of drama at the White House last night and it wasn’t about the Alabama election. #fired,” she tweeted early Wednesday. “Stay tuned.”

30 minutes later, Ryan added that she heard Omarosa “was escorted out of the building and off campus.”


A year ago, Omarosa said helping Donald Trump win the White House alienated some of her close friends and family members.

“I got a lot of flak,” she told ABC News’s “20/20” Friday. “I will never forget the people who turned their backs on me when all I was trying to do was help the black community.

“I was called every single racial slur in the book that you could direct towards an African-American by African-Americans,” Manigault added through tears. “It’s been so incredibly hard.”

The White House has not yet commented on details regarding the circumstances surrounding Manigault’s departure.