Omarosa Manigault, Apprentice reality star, leaves Trump administration’s White House

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Updated Dec 13, 2017 8:56 PM EST

Former “Apprentice” reality star Omarosa Manigault Newman was escorted from the White House after she protested the terms of her firing from Chief of Staff John Kelly, eventually proceeded to the White House residence and tripped alarms, CBS News Chief White House Correspondent Major Garrett reports.

Manigault Newman, who had a somewhat tumultuous tenure in the White House, was fired by Kelly on Tuesday, Garrett reports. Kelly gave her until Jan. 20 to leave. But Newman did not like those terms and tried to renegotiate. Kelly said no. So, she appealed to Ivanka Trump, the president’s daughter, but she took no action. Newman then found her way to the White House residence, where she tripped the alarms. Kelly became angry, and had her escorted from the building. It is unclear who did the escorting.

A White House official denied this account of Manigault Newman’s departure.

Late Wednesday, the Secret Service denied that Secret Service officers physically forced Manigault Newman from the premises.

President Trump thanked her for her service late Wednesday.

The White House issued a statement Wednesday morning, saying Manigault Newman “resigned yesterday to pursue other opportunities. … We wish her the best in future endeavors and are grateful for her service.” The White House said her departure “will not be effective until January 20, 2018.” However, a tweet issued later by the Secret Service indicated that her ID pass, which grants access to the White House complex, has already been deactivated.

Manigault Newman’s departure comes at the start of what’s expected to be a round of departures heading into the new year. The White House announced last week that deputy national security adviser Dina Powell will leave the administration early next year.

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