Omarosa Manigault Newman, who is often referred to by her first name, is leaving her White House job. It was announced on Wednesday, December 13 that she plans to leave her position as the director of communications for the office of public liaison for the Trump administration.

No specific details have been revealed why she is leaving. There is a rumor that she was fired and was escorted out of the building by the Secret Service; however, officials denied that was the case for the 43-year-old White House political aide. Some people say she is leaving on her own.

Then others say she has been forced to leave.

Whether she was fired, forced to leave, or leaving on her own, press secretary Sarah Sanders confirmed in a statement that she is leaving on January 20, 2018. That is exactly one year to the day when she started. Sanders stated that Omarosa was leaving to pursue other opportunities. The president's tweet about her leaving was very general with no details.

Relationship with Trump

Omarosa became close to President Donald Trump when she was a contestant during the first season of "The Apprentice." She also returned for "Celebrity Apprentice." Because of her behavior on those two shows and other reality shows, TV Guide included her on their 2013 list of The 60 Nastiest TV Villains of All Time.

She was the president's most high-profile African-American supporter along with Ben Carson who is the secretary of housing and urban development. Because of her close relationship with Trump, Omarosa wasn't thought of too highly by the black community.

Omarosa is not the only aide leaving in January. It is not unusual for aides to leave any administration after the first year.

Trump's deputy national security adviser Dina Powell also plans to leave. Because of all the negative things that have gone on during Trump's first year, more departures are expected.

Omarosa's role

Omarosa's role at the White House was never clearly defined. No one knew exactly what she did. Under the direction of the chief of staff Reince Priebus, she had more freedom than under the current chief of staff John Kelly who has been keeping aides from having direct access to President Trump.

According to CNN, Priebus and Kelly wanted to let Manigault Newman go long before now.

During Trump's 2016 campaign, Omarosa defended him on many occasions because of her friendship and loyalty to him. She was one of his most outspoken supporter who was criticized for once saying in an interview that every one of Trump's critics would have to bow down to him. That turned a lot of people off.

The departing aide used to bring drama to the West Wing. For that reason, many of her colleagues are happy that she is leaving.