It turns out Omarosa didn’t resign after all, but was actually fired by Chief of Staff John Kelly because of what’s said to be “tyrant and entitled” behavior on her part.
It’s also been revealed that the only reason she wasn’t fired before this was because Trump was protecting her, but that protection finally found its limit and Trump allowed her to be fired as long as she could officially say she resigned.
The interesting thing is that her firing is not why she blew up at John Kelly. She went into a fit because her husband no longer had clearance to come to the Christmas Party because her privileges were being revoked.
The Daily Mail got the scoop:
Omarosa Manigault blew up at Chief of Staff John Kelly after she was told that her husband no longer had clearance to attend the White House staff Christmas party, DailyMail.com has learned exclusively.
Manigault shockingly announced she was leaving her position on Wednesday after news broke that she had an epic showdown with the Chief of Staff on Tuesday night.
But her recent departure was not because of the blowup at the Christmas party – she had already been fired by Kelly earlier, White House sources exclusively told DailyMail.com.
The former general wanted her gone because of her abusive treatment of other senior officials, assuring them that the situation would be handled soon and acknowledging that ‘she was a troublemaker from the get-go’, insiders claim.
Due to her close friendship with President Trump and at his request, Kelly agreed to let Manigault say she resigned and allowed her to stay in office until January 20 so she would have a full year of working at the White House, sources tel DailyMail.com.
TYRANT AND ENTITLED…
Here’s the real reason Omarosa was fired:
Due to Manigault’s ‘tyrant and entitled’ behavior, Kelly fired Manigault.
A source close to the administration said: ‘The only reason Omarosa survived Reince Priebus, Steve Bannon and Sean Spicer is because the president protected her. They all had issues with her at one point or another, but despite their gripes about her and their desires for her to be let go, Trump always had her back.’
Manigault’s story about resigning in the wake of Roy Moore’s defeat is essentially a cover story, said Sean Jackson, chairman of the Black Republican Caucus of Florida.
He claims that he was informed by two White House staffers that Kelly fired her because ‘he was just tired of her ranting and parading around as if she owned the place.’
Two people detailed Manigault’s abuse of direct staffers to DailyMail.com – one who was still working in her office and another who changed jobs to get out from under her thumb.
‘She was just a tyrant. They were intimidated and in fear of their jobs being in jeopardy,’ Jackson explained.
HUBBY CAN’T COME TO THE HOLIDAY BASH…
She not only flew off the handle at Kelly, but tried to charge into the residence to see if Trump knew about this. She was denied entry:
Although the two initially parted ways on good terms, the trigger for Manigault flying into a rage against Kelly was learning that her husband John Allen Newman could no longer attend the holiday bash.
The former Apprentice star demanded to know if President Trump was aware of the decision, before she marched off towards his residence, where she once had been relatively free to come and go.
But she was refused entry by Secret Service.
An insider revealed: ‘When she got word that her husband could not attend the Christmas party because his security clearance under her had been canceled already, she was outraged. She confronted General Kelly about it and that’s when the explosive altercation happened between them. She was embarrassed by that and it sent her over the top.’
According to the White House source, staffers there submit a list of names of people who are vetted for security purposes particularly if those people regularly visit. Once a staffer’s privileges start being removed and their access limited, those on your clearance list are no longer allowed to come in.
The source added: ‘This is a woman who showed up at the White House with her entire bridal party for an unplanned, unauthorized wedding day photo shoot. So, imagine her outrage when she was told that her husband could not come to the White House that evening for one of the holiday parties, she was p***ed to say the least.’
Wow. Talk about a handful.
Based on all of this, it sounds like John Kelly made the right decision in convincing Trump to dump Omarosa. We know Trump loves loyalty and I’m sure that’s why he was protecting her. But even Trump’s loyalty doesn’t last forever.