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Omarosa had to be ‘physically dragged’ from White House after firing

It wasn’t a pretty scene at the White House this Tuesday as Omarosa Manigault was handed her walking papers.

More details are coming out after it was revealed that Trump adviser Omarosa Manigault was allegedly fired from her White House role this Tuesday. According to The Daily Beast, Manigault tried to enter the White House residence to plead her case and was “stopped” before she “had the chance to actually barge into the residence.”

Multiple sources with knowledge of the incident recounted a “ruckus” on Tuesday night involving Omarosa, the reality TV villain  turned the communications director of the White House’s Office of Public Liaison. One White House official said she had even tried to “storm the residence” after learning that she was being forced out less than a year into Trump’s White House tenure. She was ultimately thwarted by staff. Reports later emergedthat she had to be escorted from the campus on Tuesday.

“It was actually the closest thing to reality TV [I’d experienced] since getting here,” a White House official told The Daily Beast.

The White House’s official line on Manigault’s departure is that she resigned to “pursue other opportunities,” but sources close to the matter say she was forced out after conflicts with other Trump staffers reached a fever pitch.

“It was more of a ‘you can’t fire me, I quit’ situation,” one source told The Daily Beast.

According to White House correspondent April Ryan, Chief of Staff John Kelly was “tired” of her antics. Ryan added that Manigault  was “vulgar, cursing, very animated” as she negotiated the terms of her departure with Kelly, who had restricted Manigault’s access to Trump in the months leading up to her departure. Manigault allegedly demanded to see the president and was ultimately escorted off the property by Secret Service after trying to barge into the White House residence.

The Wall Street Journal confirmed Ryan’s account, saying that a “White House official” said Manigualt had to be “physically dragged and escorted from the campus.”

Update: The U.S. Secret Service tweeted from its official Twitter account Wednesday afternoon saying that reports claiming they were involved in the removal of Manigault are “incorrect.”

It should be noted that WSJ’s account of the incident makes no mention of the Secret Service. I’ve reached out to April Ryan for comment and will update this article if she responds.

Update: Ryan reached out to the Secret Service for clarification.

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