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On Omarosa's exit: I just talked to sources who tell me Omarosa was let go yesterday and that she was escorted off of the White House grounds by security. They say she is now calling friends saying that she left voluntarily because her year anniversary was coming up.
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. The word is a General Kelly had it and got rid of her.
7:30 AM - 13 Dec 2017
I heard there was drama and she was escorted out of the building and off campus
6:48 AM - 13 Dec 2017
Replying to @AprilDRyan @keithboykin
So Trump heard black women were responsible for Doug Jones win in Alabama and fired the first one he could find?
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White House officials instructed television surrogates over the weekend to swing harder at Bannon, noting that Trump would be watching. Among those following the order to the letter was senior adviser Stephen Miller, who said Bannon's comments were "vindictive" and "out of touch with reality" and that his importance to the campaign and administration had been greatly exaggerated. Miller was once among those most closely aligned with Bannon.
Turnover in Trump's first year was more than triple that in former President Barack Obama's first year, and double the rate in President Ronald Reagan's White House. A full 34 percent of high-level White House aides either resigned, were fired or moved into different positions in this first year of the Trump presidency.
Kelly insisted he has brought more stability to the staff, but the departures have continued under his leadership. As for Kelly, he says he is in it for the long haul.
Yet typically, the second year of an administration has much more turnover than the first. It could be that Trump got all of his out of the way in 2017, or it could be that 2018 will be just as much of a wild ride. As President Trump says, we'll see what
Two prominent Republicans in frequent contact with the White House told me that Trump has discussed choosing Kelly’s successor in recent days, asking a close friend what he thought about David Urban, a veteran Washington lobbyist and political operative who helped engineer Trump’s victory in Pennsylvania. Ivanka is also playing a central role in the search, quietly field-testing ideas with people. “Ivanka is the most worried about it. She’s trying to figure who replaces Kelly,” a person who’s spoken with her said.
Kelly’s departure likely isn’t imminent, sources said. “He wants to stay longer than Reince [Priebus],” an outside adviser said. Trump can also hardly afford another high-level staff departure, which would trigger days of negative news cycles. “This could be like [Jeff] Sessions,” one of the Republicans explained, referring to Trump’s festering frustration about not being able to replace his attorney general.
But the prospect of a Trump-Kelly rupture became more probable as news of their clashes over immigration leaked. Last week, Kelly reportedly infuriated Trump when he told Fox News that Trump had “evolved” on his position to build a southern border wall. Kelly further catalyzed Trump’s ire when he told Democratic lawmakers that Trump was “uninformed” when he made his campaign promise to build the wall. The next morning Trump rebutted his chief of staff with a tweet: “The Wall is the Wall, it has never changed or evolved from the first day I conceived of it.”
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Firings/Resignations/Departures under Trump*:
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When asked about the White House’s reaction, deputy press secretary Raj Shah said the administration isn’t taking her comments seriously and noted that Manigault Newman currently has no contact with the president, whom she first met while a contestant on NBC’s “The Apprentice.”
“Omarosa was fired three times on ‘The Apprentice,’ and this was the fourth time we let her go,” Shah told reporters during a press briefing.
“She had limited contact with the president while here. She has no contact now.”
Manigault Newman, who served as director of communications at the Office of Public Liaison, left the White House in December.
Her exit was an ugly one. Conflicting accounts emerged over if Manigault Newman was fired or resigned, and news reports claimed that she'd left the White House cursing and screaming and set off alarms trying to confront President Trump about her termination. The Secret Service confirmed that it had deactivated her security pass.
Thursday is not the first time Manigualt Newman has been critical of the administration. Days after her departure was announced, she told "Good Morning America" she saw plenty of things that "upset" her during her time there.
In July 2017, Reuters photographer Jonathan Ernst took a photograph of members of the Trump presidential campaign and administration, one that the New Yorker described as iconic.
Taken outside of a veterans event in Ohio, the picture features former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, White House advisers Sebastian Gorka and Omarosa Manigault, communications director Anthony Scaramucci, and White House staff secretary Rob Porter.
Seven months later, every single person in this photograph is no longer associated with the White House or the Trump campaign.
The White House has also lost Deputy National Security Adviser Dina Powell and Deputy Chief of Staff Rick Dearborn. And other current White House staffers, including National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn and Kelly, are rumored to be exiting as well.
Trump’s hiring practices continue to be yet another deeply concerning storyline of his administration. Despite a rapidly improving economy and better poll numbers, it seems that few people want to stay in this White House, and past hires are resigning or being forced out at a rapid rate.
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Another friend, a female lawmaker from South Carolina who roomed with Corbett at the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, said that she had confided in her about the state of her marriage. Later that year, she spent months unable to reach Corbett, which left her fearing the worst.
“I was really, really worried about her,” said the lawmaker, who spoke on the condition of anonymity out of fear of political reprisals. Occasionally, she said, she’d get a message saying, “I’m okay, I’m still alive and I’ll let you know.”
Gary D. Cohn, President Trump’s top economic adviser, plans to resign, becoming the latest in a series of high-profile departures from the Trump administration, White House officials said on Tuesday.