White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman, a former contestant on “The Apprentice,” plans to leave the White House next month, according to a statement from press secretary Sarah Sanders.
Manigault Newman, one of Trump’s most high-profile African-American supporters, will leave one year to the day after Trump took office, Sanders said.
“Omarosa Manigault Newman resigned yesterday to pursue other opportunities,” Sanders said. “Her departure will not be effective until January 20, 2018. We wish her the best in future endeavors and are grateful for her service.”
Omarosé (born February 5, 1974), often referred to mononymously as Omarosa, is an American former reality television show participant. She is the director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison for the Trump administration and is set to “retire” on January 20, 2018.
Born and raised in Youngstown, Ohio, Manigault received a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from Central State University.
Manigault was a contestant on the first season of Donald Trump’s original American version of The Apprentice. She later returned for the television series sequel, Celebrity Apprentice and appeared on numerous other reality television shows. TV Guide included her in their 2013 list of The 60 Nastiest TV Villains of All Time.
she was named Director of African-American Outreach for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign in July 2016.