Omarosa Fired For Third Time: Why Did Trump Fire 'Celebrity Apprentice' Villain?

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Omarosa was fired by Donald Trump on the latest episode of "Celebrity Apprentice." Creative Commons

Omarosa Manigault is likely the first person to have Donald Trump say the same two words to her three times: "You're Fired!"

The move almost made "Celebrity Apprentice" look like a 21st Century version of "The Jetsons." In reality, singer La Toya Jackson was fired thrice as well, after being rehired following her first dismissal on the 2011 season of "Celebrity Apprentice" and again during this season. Omarosa's memorable visits to the most famous boardroom in Midtown Manhattan were even spoofed by Maya Rudolph of "Saturday Night Live" in the past.

Omarosa's departure was once again welcomed by her team. Rapper Jonathan "Lil Jon" Smith appeared relieved after the person who blamed him for Team Power's lost this week. Being the project manager for this week's task, Lil Jon chose to bring Omarosa and retired basketball star Dennis Rodman into the boardroom to face Trump's wrath after his team failed to sell the highest amount of self-made art.

Save for actor Gary Busey being on the winning team this week, the presence of strong "oddball" personalities in the boardroom during Omarosa's firing was overwhelming. Seated next to Lil Jon was a former athlete who, on a visit to Pyongyang, assured that volatile North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was an "awesome guy" and the reality star labeled the "Queen of Mean."

Omarosa's firing was also credited with the fact that although she brought in slightly more money than Rodman, her contributions paled in comparison to the NBA star's donated collectibles. Omarosa's attitude toward her teammates, of course, was also credited as a reason for her departure. Omarosa accused Lil Jon of being too lax in the handling of the week's project.

Not only had Omarosa alienated many of her teammates prior to her third firing, but liberal news commentator Piers Morgan, who has taken on the role of Trump Organization Vice President George Ross as advisor on "The Celebrity Apprentice," has a history of feuding with Omarosa. During the 2008 season, the two often traded barbs, and some have said that this mutual dislike had tainted Omarosa's potential from the beginning of the 2013 season of "Celebrity Apprentice." Morgan took the time to interject his feelings toward Omarosa, telling Team Power of her "slippery"-ness as he checked in with them as they worked.

No "Celebrity Apprentice" battle is likely bigger than the shouting match between Busey and singer Marvin "Meat Loaf" Aday during the 2011 season of "Celebrity Apprentice." However, Omarosa gives Meat Loaf a run for his money when it comes to memorable contestants.

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