Now, Omarosa Manigault Newman is set to leave her role as director of communications in the White House Office of Public Liaison, a position in which she was tasked with working on outreach to various constituency groups.
On Wednesday, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement that Manigault Newman was resigning to pursue other opportunities effective Jan. 20, one year to the date after Trump's inauguration.
All of this came as Trump frequently characterized African Americans as “living in hell” during campaign speeches, while also facing repeated questions about racial discrimination lawsuits related to his New York apartment rental businesses in the 1970s.
And more recently, Trump has repeatedly targeted black professional athletes on social media, castigating, among others, players who kneel during the national anthem to protest police brutality.
On Wednesday, there were widespread reports that Manigault Newman was forced out — fired by White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly — and that she left the building lobbing vulgarities.
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