One of Trump’s oldest familiars, Senior White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman who is much more famous for being the former star of the initial season of “The Apprentice” – as well as a longtime supporter of President Trump – is leaving the White House next month. Her resignation will be effective Jan. 20, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told The Associated Press.
Omarosa Manigault Newman will leave the White House next month pic.twitter.com/JlhF4Pqsq8
— Josh Billinson (@jbillinson) December 13, 2017
Technically, Manigault Newman serves as director of communications for the White House Office of Public Liaison, although the Trump aide and long-time supporter was better known for her role on the first season of “The Apprentice.” She was famous enough to go by one name: Omarosa.
According to The Hill, Manigault Newman had served as Trump’s chief adviser on African-American issues in the White House. In June, she attacked the Congressional Black Caucus for “showboating” and refusing to meet with President Trump.
Her resignation comes just days after deputy national security adviser Dina Powell announced she would step down from her position early next year. The decision by Manigault Newman comes at the start of what’s expected to be a round of departures heading into the new year.