We may now know why Omarosa got a ticket to ride from the Trump White House

Amid all the secrecy, we may now know why former White House aide Omarosa Newman-Manigault was fired from her job last year.

A reason that could also explain why Omarosa has since resorted to criticizing President Donald Trump, as seen last week during her debut on “Celebrity Big Brother,” when she said “never in a million years” would she vote for him again.

In a feature story on the alleged “turbulence” being felt by White House chief of staff John Kelly, Politico reported Omarosa was let go because she was abusing the White House car service.


According to the article published on Tuesday, Kelly “dismissed the former director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison, Omarosa Manigault, who had been using the White House car service — known as “CARPET” — as an office pick-up and drop-off service, something strictly forbidden by the federal government.”

The White House Transportation Agency is staffed exclusively by Army NCOs, who provide 24-hour transportation and cargo support services to the chief executive, the Army Times noted. The agency provides chauffeur and cargo support services to the president, first family, White House staff and visiting dignitaries.

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After being fired in December, Omarosa created a swirling controversy about the manner of her departure and her reason for doing so, telling ABC’s Good Morning America she “resigned.”

She also intimated that it was because of how the White House was being run.

(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Omarosa told host Michael Strahan, “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 expand on what was making her uncomfortable, but said “when I can tell my story, it is a profound story that I know the world will want to hear.”

Of course, even CNN’s Anderson Cooper had a hard time buying her stated reason for leaving a plum job, not to mention the suspicious timing of it all.

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