Next up on the chopping block at Donald Trump’s White House is longtime aide and confidant Omarosa Manigault, the New York Daily News reports.
“Her days are numbered, but Trump is trying to give her time to resign,” a source told the Daily News.
According to the report, Manigault’s days have been numbered ever since Trump brought on White House Chief of Staff John Kelly to replace Reince Priebus. Kelly’s appointment capped off a tumultuous two-week period in the West Wing which culminated in the ousters of Priebus, former White House press secretary Sean Spicer and former White House director of communications Anthony Scaramucci.
Manigault reportedly liked Scaramucci, “ and constantly tried to meet up with him for lunch or dinner,” but that budding relationship fizzled after he was booted from the White House. Her relationship with Spicer, however, was not so cordial.
According to the Daily News, Manigault irked Kelly—who’s been trying to establish some semblance of order in Trump’s chaotic administration—with her performance at last month’s National Association of Black Journalists Convention in New Orleans. Discussions of her departure were put on hold following the controversy surrounding Trump’s response to a violent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Current White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders described the Daily News report as “totally false and made up accusations.”