The real reason Omarosa was fired from the White House
Omarosa Manigault Newman was axed from her White House gig because she drove higher-ups crazy — by misusing the car service, a new report says.
Newman, the Trump administration’s former director of communications for its Office of Public Liaison — and already a controversial contestant on the latest installment of the “Celebrity Big Brother’’ reality-TV series — was using the White House pick-up and drop-off service for personal trips, which is “strictly forbidden,’’ officials told Politico.
Fed-up White House Chief of Staff John Kelly finally gave her the ax in December, sources said.
She then tried to sneak through security at the White House to make a personal appeal to President Trump but was busted and had to be dragged out kicking and screaming, according to multiple reports at the time.
Calls to the phone number for the former “Apprentice’’ and “Celebrity Apprentice’’ star didn’t go through Tuesday.
Newman has denied she was fired. She insists she resigned, although she has admitted to clashing with what she called Kelly’s “militaristic’’ management style.
The White House’s official line has been that she stepped down “to pursue other opportunities.’’
Newman came on President Trump’s radar as a contestant on his “Apprentice’’ shows, over which he presided before becoming commander in chief. He then gave her the White House position after becoming president.
Newman has since moved on to this season’s “Celebrity Big Brother,’’ where she is pitted against contestants such as “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’’ star Brandi Glanville and former NBA player Metta World Peace.
And she’s already made headlines.
Last week, Newman said on the show she was “haunted’’ by President Trump’s constant tweets while she worked under him.