White House staffer and former reality TV star Omarosa Manigault-Newman announced her resignation on Wednesday in a departure that turned dramatic when she was forced to deny that she was fired and escorted off the premises by the Secret Service.

Manigault-Newman, who worked on African-American outreach for President Trump, her former "Apprentice" boss, had been criticized by the Anti-Defamation League for bragging of close ties with Louis Farrakhan, the African-American leader who has been accused of anti-Semitism for decades.

"I think any of your audience would know that I've never shied away from having an open, and I believe a good, relationship with Louis Farrakhan," Manigault told Chicago radio station WVON in May. "I would look forward to receiving that invitation and sitting down with him."

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