The Trump White House will lose another high-profile staff member this January. Celebrity Apprentice alum Omarosa Manigault Newman has resigned from her role.
Omarosa In The White House
Manigault Newman was a staunch supporter of President Trump when he was the Republican Presidential nominee. Trump repaid her loyalty and invited her to serve as a part of his transitional team. Eventually, Manigault Newman was appointed to the White House Office of Public Liaison where she served as the department's director of communications.
"Omarosa Manigault Newman resigned yesterday to pursue other opportunities," said Sarah Sanders, the White House press secretary. "Her departure will not be effective until January 20, 2018. We wish her the best in future endeavors and are grateful for her service."
Manigault Newman's departure coincidentally marks the first anniversary of President Trump's inauguration.
President Trump's Loyal Staffer
Manigault Newman appeared on television shows throughout her brief tenure in the White House. One of Manigault Newman's notable appearances happened when she visited ABC talk show The View on Friday, Jan. 20.
The soon-to-be former director of communications of the White House Office of Public Liaison stayed very loyal to President Trump and often praised him as a leader.
"You all know him as the president, I know him as a friend," said Manigault Newman. "I know his heart, I know the things he's seen that've never been reported on, and probably folks will never talk about."
The conversation in the show intensified particularly when co-host Sunny Hostin questioned if President Trump used the outspoken pundit. Manigault Newman stated, however, that no one is using her.
Months later, Manigault Newman faced off against an angry crowd when she made an appearance at the 2017 National Association of Black Journalists in New Orleans. Many attendees turned their backs on her and the White House staffer refused to answer questions about how President Trump is handling affairs in the black community.
Her 'Apprentice' Background
It is safe to say that without President Donald Trump, Manigault Newman would not be in the position that she is in right now. Manigault Newman made her first appearance in the public eye in the first season of The Apprentice. She became the contestant that viewers loved to hate because of her attitude and antics.
Years later, President Trump invited her to join the cast of the inaugural season of Celebrity Apprentice and returned for the show's all-star season. Throughout her time in the series, she butted heads with numerous contestants such as original show winner Piers Morgan, LaToya Jackson, and Claudia Jordan.
Manigault Newman has not yet revealed her plans after leaving the White House next month.