"There were a lot of things that I observed during the last year that I was very unhappy with, that I was very uncomfortable with," Newman said.She added: "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 have made me uncomfortable, that have upset me, that have affected me deeply and emotionally, that has affected my community and my people.She added that some resented her "14-year relationship with this president," dating back to when she competed on Trump's reality-TV show "The Apprentice." Trump acknowledged Newman with a tweet late Wednesday: "Thank you Omarosa for your service!I wish you continued success." Newman's role has recently come under scrutiny in the media, with reports suggesting her position is vague and undefined and a point of frustration for her colleagues.A source outside the administration said that she was fired and escorted off the grounds the evening before, however, and she had already been planning Black History Month events for February.'Why would you be planning Black History Month events if you were going to resign after Roy Moore? A senior White House official told Daily on Wednesday morning that Manigault had a chance to speak to the president, with whom she appeared with on the reality television show 'The Apprentice,' and is leaving his service on positive terms The rumor was afoot on Wednesday morning that Manigault was not leaving on her own terms.But the White House quickly confirmed that the 43-year-old staffer who had become a lightning rod for controversy in the Trump administration would be departing in January.'Omarosa Manigault Newman resigned yesterday to pursue other opportunities.
Her office was not in the West Wing, and she's was said to have lost her Oval Office walk-in privileges months ago.And when I can tell my story, it is a profound story that I know the world will want to hear." The Secret Service said on Wednesday evening that it had deactivated Newman's pass, which grants access to the White House facilities, but was not otherwise involved in her termination or escorting her off the premises.Newman described Kelly's leadership style as "militaristic" and said she wasn't sure he wanted her on his team, though she added that he had brought "much-needed order to the West Wing" since becoming the chief of staff in July.Manigault stayed on past the president's comment that there were 'very fine people' on both sides of a Charlottesville race riot, a remark that was interpreted by many as racially insensitive.And she stood by his side through a verbal assault on football players who kneel during the national anthem in protest of police brutality against African-Americans.