After initial reports stated that Omarosa Manigault was fired from her job at the White House, the former reality TV villain insisted that she voluntarily stepped down from her post as the assistant to President Donald Trump and director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison. We don’t know if Omarosa was given the ax or not, but one thing’s for sure: she got fired by Trump on more than one season of The Apprentice. Here, In Touch rounded up every time our current POTUS, 71, pink-slipped the 43-year-old businesswoman.
Firing No. 1:
Omarosa rose to infamy as “the woman America loved to hate” on Season 1 of The Apprentice in 2004. While she made it pretty far, the Washington, DC, native was eventually fired by Trump in week nine. According to the real estate mogul, he let O go because she made too many excuses for her poor performance in an art gallery-themed task, in which contestants had to sell controversial pieces by an array of abstract artists. Given her blindsiding tactics and acrimonious personality, Trump thought Omarosa was too much of a loose cannon to be given any more chances. Until…
Firing No. 2:
Until he invited her back for his first-ever season of The Celebrity Apprentice in 2008! Oddly enough, Omarosa was fired yet again for totally screwing up an art gallery challenge. She was let go in week 10 and became the first contestant to ever be fired twice on the hit NBC competition series. Omarosa also became the second person to lose a task as project manager three times, the first being Troy McClain from Season 1. However, Troy had at least one victory as a project manager, while Omarosa had zero.
Firing No. 3:
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Because apparently Omarosa’s insane antics were good for ratings, Trump invited homegirl back for All-Star Celebrity Apprentice in 2013. But, like, Omarosa and art just do not mix. Trump gave her the good ol’ “You’re fired!” after she failed miserably in a challenge where contestants had to create original, three-dimensional pieces of art and sell them to raise money for charity. She was let go for raising the least amount of money — and also because Lil Jon and Dennis Rodman (two of Trump’s faves) legit hated her guts.
But, this time, Trump made sure to let Omarosa know how much he appreciated each and every one of her ill-fated appearances on his show. “I adore you,” he told her in the boardroom. “We’ve had tremendous success together. You helped make The Apprentice. You helped to make me a star.”
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Though Omarosa and Trump once shared a tight bond — and seemingly couldn’t quit each other — it now looks like their relationship might be over for good. During a Dec. 14 interview with Good Morning America’s Michael Strahan, Omarosa said that she was “very unhappy” and “uncomfortable” with things she saw during her short-lived tenure in Trump’s administration.
“When I have my story to tell as the only African-American woman in this White House, as a senior staff and assistant to the president, I have seen things that have made me uncomfortable, that have upset me, that have affected me deeply and emotionally, that has affected my community and my people,” she said. “And when I can tell my story, it is a profound story that I know the world will want to hear.”