Multiple sources report that Apprentice contestant Omarosa Manigault Newman, whose resignation from her position with the Trump administration was announced Wednesday, did not leave the White House voluntarily and had to be physically restrained and escorted off the White House grounds.
April Ryan, White House bureau chief for American Urban Radio Networks, tweeted that chief of staff John Kelly gave her the boot. “The White House still contends Omarosa signed a resignation letter. But Gen Kelly Kicked her out will high drama with the Minister offering vulgarities and curse words as she was escorted out of the building and off campus,” said Ryan, who also is a CNN political analyst.
Ryan said in her radio report later that Manigault Newman “was very upset and said that she wanted to speak to the president.
“Gen. Kelly said that the president was already informed and signed off,” she said, citing sources. “Gen. Kelly is also alleged to have said that this is not like going to the principal’s office.”
During the altercation, Manigault Newman told Kelly that she had brought the black vote to Trump, Ryan said, but he snapped: “No, that is not the case!”
After unleashing a stream of vulgarities, the spurned aide tried to walk over to Trump’s office – but was stopped by Secret Service agents who physically removed her from the premises, Ryan added.
A source in Manigault Newman’s camp says the “assertions are not true” and that Trump “has a lot of respect and love for Omarosa. He would never do that, they have a 14-year relationship.”