In a story that won’t end for worse or worse, Omarosa Manigault has addressed Good Morning America host Robin Robert’s subtle but firm words against her on Thursday’s Good Morning America. Omarosa told Inside Edition, “That was petty. It’s a black-woman civil war.”
Omarosa addressed her White House ouster with Roberts's co-host Michael Strahan on the ABC morning show, where the lingering White House staffer made it clear that the “other opportunities” she plans on pursuing will include some kind of tell-all. When the interview was over, Roberts signed off: “She says she has a story to tell, and I'm sure she will be selling that story,” and then in a measured deadpan, said: “Yeah. Bye Felicia.” Roberts was trending on Facebook and Twitter soon after. (“Bye, Felicia,” for those catching up, is a line from 1995's Friday that recently had a resurgence online as a dismissive mic drop of sorts.)
Omarosa was the only woman of color in a top position in the Trump administration, and part of her role as director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison was liaising with groups and leaders in the African-American community. But elsewhere in the ABC universe on Thursday, The View hosts were still baffled by that designation. Sunny Hostin called her a “pariah” in the community, explaining, “She’s always sort of been a villain, and I think her job as director of outreach in the African-American community was almost a slap in the face to the African-American community.”
Whoopi Goldberg added, “She’s just been so nasty to so many women, and so many women of color. So many women of color. And I just, you know, never mind.”
If anything it proves that after three turns on the Apprentice as the consummate television villain, Omarosa has still got it. She knows how to stay in the news.
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