Omarosa Manigault Newman dismisses reports of dramatic US White House firing

This morning on Good Morning America, anchor Robin Roberts channeled Ice Cube after playing a clip of ABC News' exclusive interview with Omarosa Manigault about Manigault's recent White House exit.

"When I have a chance to tell my story ... 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 said.

■ Reports of Newman being hauled off the White House grounds were overstated, three administration officials told The New York Times, though one did say she was escorted off the premises.

In a text message to Inside Edition, Manigault described Roberts' remarks as "petty", adding that "it's a black woman civil war". Acting in an ill-defined capacity, Manigault struggled to make a connection with African-American constituencies to support Trump's agenda and chafed at criticism that she had sold out her integrity for a White House job. Instead she said, she and Kelly sat down in the situation room and had "a very straightforward discussion about concerns that I've had and issues that I've raised and as a result I resigned".

Manigault-Newman went on GMA to share her story about her departure.

Trump himself sang her praises when he was asked at an unrelated White House event about the resignation.

"The president likes Omarosa, thanked her for her service", Sanders told reporters. The pair exchanged insults with Omarosa accusing Ryan of being paid by the Clintons (a claim she first made in October, 2016) and Ryan later calling her "dumb" in stories following the dispute. She scoffed at that saying that the report was "ridiculous" and the building is "the most secure building in the world".

"There was a lack of diversity that I will acknowledge", she told the network for its program airing early Friday. She's just been so nasty to so many women, and so many women of color. Manigault Newman was one of 22 Trump staffers receiving the top salary, and not the only one to surrender it.

"I think anyone can get on board with the idea of distinguishing if you want a public career versus you're trying to do politics, don't shop from the lot at 'The Apprentice, '" Sarah Haines responded. It was a union forged during their appearance on the first season of The Apprentice in 2004, where she gained fame playing the role of a backbiting villain who would kneecap other contestants in her quest to win. She returned to Trump's "Apprentice" franchise several times and appeared on other reality TV shows.

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