Kelly bans Omarosa from some WH meetings

Kelly bans Omarosa from some WH meetings
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President Trump's chief of staff John KellyJohn Francis KellyMORE is reportedly freezing out aides to the president he deems unfit for serious meetings, including aide Omarosa Manigault.

The New York Times reported on Friday that Kelly has created a "no-fly list" of aides who previously wandered into meetings unannounced and uninvited but who no longer have that power. Manigault, the Times reported, is chief among them.

In charge of this list is Kirstjen Nielsen, Kelly's longtime aide, who was recently appointed as an assistant to the president and his principal deputy. Nielsen is described in the article as "brusque" and "no-nonsense," and in charge of wrangling aides in Trump's outer circle.

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Manigault has served as Trump's chief adviser on African-American issues in the White House, and in June she attacked the Congressional Black Caucus for "showboating" and refusing to meet with Trump.

"Coming to the table over and over again to work through these issues is the only effective way to get where they wanted to go," Manigault told Fox Business Network's Charles Payne.

"And instead, they're showboating and they're actually shorting out their constituents that they committed to represent by not coming to meet with the president," she said.