Omarosa Manigault Newman has resigned as the White House's lead of communications at the Office of Public Liaison.
The New York Post, never ones to play it safe, published a cover Thursday depicting Manigault being dragged off the White House grounds. That rumor was circulated before the Secret Service put it to bed.
Reporting regarding Secret Service personnel physically removing Omarosa Manigault Newman from the @WhiteHouse complex is incorrect.— U.S. Secret Service (@SecretService) December 13, 2017
The only involvement they had in the termination process, they noted, was to deactivate Manigault Newman's pass to get into the White House.
She also denied reports that she had loudly confronted Chief of Staff John Kelly to air her grievances. If that's true, there would be photographic evidence and more outlets reporting on it than just one individual with a "personal vendetta" against her, Manigault Newman argued. Hint: She was talking about American Urban Radio Network's April Ryan.
So, it may not have been that rocky of an exit, but in an interview with "Good Morning America" Thursday, Manigault Newman did note that she had been uneasy serving in the Trump administration for quite some time.
"I'm not going to expand on it because I still have to go back and work with these individuals, but when I have a chance to tell my story, Michael, quite a story to tell as the only African-American woman in this White House as a senior staff and assistant to the president, I have seen things that made me uncomfortable, that have upset me, that have affected me deeply and emotionally, that has affected my community and my people. And when I can tell my story, it is a profound story that I know the world will want to hear," she said.
When asked if President Trump has succeeded in unifying the country, Manigault Newman did not exactly sound convinced.
"Did President Trump try?" she said. "I think that he tried in his own way. There are things that he could have done and things that this administration needs to continue to do to try to bring this country together."
President Trump appears to have no ill will toward his outgoing communications chief, wishing her well on Twitter.
Thank you Omarosa for your service! I wish you continued success.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 13, 2017
Manigault's last day at the White House will be Jan. 20.