Omarosa Claims She Resigned, Wasn't Fired In GMA Interview

He didn't say, "You're fired."

Former Apprentice contestant turned Donald Trump loyalist turned White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman insisted on Good Morning America on Thursday that she was not fired from the White House.

"I resigned, and I didn't do that in the residence as being reported," Manigault Newman said of her departure from the White House on Wednesday.

But even as she continues to deny the firing claim, she expressed her unhappiness in the White House. "There were a lot of things that I observed during the last year that I was very unhappy with, that I was very uncomfortable with." She did not elaborate.

Her GMA interview, the start of what is expected to be a larger, reality TV-type promotional effort, comes after a White House source claimed she was "forced out" of her job, and journalist April Ryan tweeted, "Sources say General Kelly did the firing and Omarosa is alleged to have acted very vulgar and cursed a lot and said she helped elect President Trump. The word is a General Kelly had it and got rid of her."

In the GMA interview, Omarosa claimed the rumors are "100 percent false," adding, inaccurately, "No one has reported [on the firing] except for one individual who has a personal vendetta against me."

Omarosa said she wanted to resign at her one-year mark, adding, "John Kelly and I sat down in the Situation Room, which is a very secure and very private room in the White House, and we had a very candid conversation."

Omarosa asked a question geared to the accusers, asking, "Where are the pictures or videos?"

"If I had confronted John Kelly… it would have garnered enough attention from the people in the room to take a picture or a video or something," she added, glossing over that she just said it was a "private" meeting.

Amid the confusion, Ryan tweeted again late Wednesday night saying, "My sources were right @Omarosa45 tried to get into or break into the residence. She tripped the alarms of the residence. Lawd help!! She was fired."

But the Secret Service's statement supports Omarosa's claim. On Wednesday, the agency tweeted, "The Secret Service was not involved in the termination process of Ms. Manigault Newman or the escort off of the complex. Our only involvement in this matter was to deactivate the individual's pass which grants access to the complex."

The White House said that Omarosa's departure would not take place until January 20.

President Donald Trump, who has yet to comment on the GMA interview, tweeted late Wednesday, "Thank you Omarosa for your service! I wish you continued success."

Similar to the "goodbye" he gave former Chief of Staff Reince Preibus.

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