Omarosa & White House diversity: Darcy cartoon

December 17, 2017 GMT

Omarosa & White House diversity: Darcy cartoon

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Omarosa Manigault Newman’s exit from the White Staff seemed as if it was scripted for a reality TV celebrity working for a reality TV star elected President of The United States of America. But that would never happen in real life, right?

Officially, Omarosa resigned from her position as director of communications for the White House Office of Public liaison and will continue to be paid her $179,700 salary through January.

Unofficially, Omarosa was fired by Chief of Staff John Kelly, created a scene at the staff Christmas party, and left kicking and cursing.

In an interview with ABC’s “Good Morning America” Omarosa acknowledged that as one of several White House advisers she reports to Kelly, and that she did meet with Kelly in the White House situation room and informed him she wanted to leave the staff by the end of the year.

The sign on the White House situation room now reads “To be used only for situations of ousting the likes of Osama Bin Laden and Omarosa.”

According to Omarosa, stories of her creating a scene and being escorted off the White House grounds were fake news.

The Secret Service would not confirm they escorted her out of the White House, but they did say they deactivated her White House pass.

Trump wished Omarosa well in a tweet. He may also leave an extra cookie and glass of milk by the fireplace Christmas eve in case Omarosa tries to return down the chimney.

Ever the opportunist, Omarosa wasted no time making her pitch to book publishers during her GMA interview.

“When I have a chance to tell my story to tell -- quite a story -- 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 and when I can tell my story, it is a profound story that I know the world will want to hear,” Omarosa pitched.

Trump won’t care if the world will want to hear her story, as long Robert Mueller doesn’t want to.

Omarosa’s departure has brought attention to the lack of diversity in the Trump administration. Omarosa, Ben Carson and U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams were the highest profile African-Americans on staff. Aren’t there more Republican African-American neurosurgeons, Wall Street executives and reality TV stars that Trump could be hiring?

It’s ironic that Omarosa’s exit is driving a discussion of WH diversity, because apparently in her job as a liaison she is said to have antagonized the very African-American community she was supposed to be reaching out to. Since her departure, some of those saying “Good Riddance” the loudest have been African-Americans in the Republican Party. And then there was Robin Roberts throwing Omarosa shade on GMA with the putdown “Bye Felicia.”

Omarosa isn’t even a Republican. She’s a former supporter of the Clintons. There are certainly qualified Republican African-Americans Trump could and should hire to replace her.

It’s been reported that many on the White House staff were never clear on what Omarosa actually did. It appears all she really did is annoy the White House staff and the African-American community as much as she did her former teammates on “The Apprentice.”

Omarosa was fired three times on “The Apprentice.” That means she’ll still have potentially two more chances to get fired by “The Trump White House” reality show.