Trump confidante and former “Apprentice” star Omarosa Manigault has resigned from her position at the White House.
Manigault has been one of Trump’s oldest political allies and served as director of communications for the White House Public Liaison Office.
“We wish her the best in future endeavors and are grateful for her service,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in statement to BuzzFeed.
The resignation is set to take effect on Jan. 20, 2018 — exactly one year to the day from President Trump’s inauguration.
In her role at the Public Liaison Office, Manigault managed official White House outreach to a number of groups, though her influence was widely believed to extend much further.
Manigault was known to frequently stop by the Oval Office to chitchat with Trump — a practice that has been sharply curtailed in recent months the Daily Beast reported in September.
Her Trump connection stems back to the first season of “The Apprentice” in 2004, when she became the “woman America loved to hate.” She went on to appear on “Celebrity Apprentice” and “The Ultimate Merger.”