Reality TV star-turned top Trump aide Omarosa Manigault is looking to tell her side of the story after reports say she was forcibly removed from the White House after trying to breach the President’s residence. During an appearance on NBC’s Good Morning America, Manigault alluded to a forthcoming personal account of things she witnessed in the White House that made her “uncomfortable.”
Manigault was reportedly enraged after learning of her firing via Chief of Staff Gen. John Kelly.
“[Chief of staff] John Kelly and I had a very straightforward discussion about concerns that I had, issues that I raised, and as a result, I resigned,” Manigault told GMA, adding that there were “a lot of things that I observed during the last year that I was very unhappy with.”
“But when I have my 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. And when I can tell my story, it is a profound story that I know the world will want to hear,” she said.
According to a scoop from journalist April Ryan, Manigault was “escorted” from the White House during a dramatic showdown over her alleged firing. According to the White House, Manigualt resigned and will stay on until January — a questionable claim considering that the Secret Service announced that they had already deactivated her pass which allows her on the property.
“Omarosa did not resign. She was even escorted out of [the] building and off campus,” Ryan reported, citing multiple sources. “She was very upset and said she wanted to speak to the president. According to sources, Gen. Kelly said the president was already informed and he signed off.”
“Sources say General Kelly did the firing and Omarosa is alleged to have acted very vulgar and cursed a lot and said she helped elect President Trump,” Ryan tweeted. “The word is a General Kelly had it and got rid of her.”
Manigault was among the highest paid White House advisers, earning a salary $179,700 a year according to a White House list of staff salaries.
Watch ABC News‘ report on the story below:
Featured image via screen grab (Good Morning America)