White House officials claimed Newman resigned as director of communications for the Public Liaison Office the previous day. Multiple news outlets have reported, however, that she was fired by Chief of Staff John Kelly and had to be removed from the grounds.
As speculation mounted as to exactly what went down, Trump tweeted this brief message of thanks to the former “Apprentice” star:
Fellow Twitter users seized on the post and began to make fun of what appeared to be Trump’s curt tone with his (soon to be former) controversial aide. Most of the responses were as follows: