WASHINGTON (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – White House officials confirm Omarosa Manigault Newman — one of President Donald Trump’s most prominent African-American supporters — is leaving the administration.

Omarosa’s decision comes at the start of what’s expected to be a round of departures heading into the New Year. She’s a former contestant on Trump’s reality TV show “The Apprentice.”

Director of Communications for the White House Public Liaison Office Omarosa Manigault listens during the daily press briefing at the White House, October 27, 2017 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

A statement from White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee said, “Omarosa Manigault Newman resigned yesterday to pursue other opportunities.”

Omarosa joined the administration as director of communications for the White House Office of Public Liaison, working on outreach to constituency groups. Her resignation is effective January 20, 2018.

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