The Times reports that she was not well-liked among others in Trump’s inner circle, including Kelly and Jared Kushner.
And while Kelly has evidently failed to control Trump himself, he’d reportedly wanted to push out Manigault-Newman for some time, or at least curb her influence.
But Gen Kelly Kicked her out will high drama with the Minister offering vulgarities and curse words as she was escorted out of the building and off campus— April DRyan (@April DRyan) December 13, 2017 Manigault-Newman also apparently had no intention of going quietly.
After being dismissed by Kelly, she allegedly walked over the residence to try to get in and see the president. (The Secret Service denied that it had escorted Manigault-Newman off the premises.) Manigault-Newman gave her own account on Wednesday morning, in an interview with ’s Michael Strahan.
And according to some accounts, her dismissal from the White House had all the drama — and then some — one would expect when a reality TV star president and his staff fire a political aide who served not once but three times as the villain on said reality show.
Several reports during her tenure suggested few even knew what she was doing there. It wouldn’t have been easy to build bridges to the black community with Trump perpetually burning them behind her.But day to day, reports from the White House suggest she often became embroiled in dramatic, reality TV-esque scenarios — and didn’t appear to have a strong grasp on her White House role.All of this — the reality TV-style drama, the unfettered access to the president — reportedly did not win Manigault-Newman additional fans in the White House.” The RNC seemed skeptical of Manigault-Newman and the Trump campaign’s efforts, hiring three strategists to amp up outreach in August 2016.According to NBC News, the RNC had seen the Trump campaign’s outreach to be both informal and “plagued by canceled events.” Manigault-Newman had high ambitions for her role, telling the Times in October 2016 that “Romney and Mc Cain got around 6 to 7 percent of the African-American vote.A White House official told the Wall Street Journal that Manigault-Newman was “physically dragged and escorted off the campus.” American Urban Radio Network’s April D.Ryan (who has a history with Manigault-Newman) reported that it all began when Gen.A Daily Beast article from September said Kelly considered Manigault-Newman “patient zero” when it came clamping down on aides’ unfettered access to the president.According to the report, Manigault-Newman would often bring Trump “unvetted” articles that would both anger and distract him — including a story about the hosts of MSNBC’s that might have helped spark this summer’s feud with hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough.She eventually bounced to the Commerce Department, where, in her last position in 2000, a former undersecretary described her as “disruptive” and recalled “she was asked to leave as quickly as possible.” But she reemerged as Trump started his presidential run, eventually serving as director of African-American outreach for the campaign in the summer of 2016.Her primary task involved building up support among African Americans for Trump — a candidate who once told black voters they should elect him because “What do you have to lose?