Apprentice star says White House didn’t fire her

FILE – In this Feb. 1, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting on African American History Month in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. From left are, Omarosa Manigault, Trump, and then-Housing and Urban Development Secretary-designate Ben Carson. Omarosa Manigault Newman — the former “Apprentice” contestant who became one of Trump’s most prominent African -American supporters — has resigned from the White House.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Former “Apprentice” star Omarosa Manigault Newman denies reports that she was fired from her job in the White House.

Manigault Newman also denies reports that she made a scene while being escorted from the White House grounds. She tells ABC’s “Good Morning America” in a Thursday interview the reports are “100 percent false.”

Manigault Newman says she resigned after speaking with White House chief of staff John Kelly about some of her concerns. She says she remains on staff until Jan. 20, the administration’s one-year mark.

Manigault Newman has known Trump for more than a decade, since she first appeared as a contestant on his reality TV show “The Apprentice.”

She says reports that she tried to enter the White House residence are “ridiculous” and “absurd.”


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