When Omarosa Manigault first appeared on The Apprentice back in 2004, she probably never thought that she would end up working for Donald Trump while he was President of the United States. However, as Trump’s director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison, that’s exactly what happened. Now Omarosa Manigault responds to criticism from Good Morning America host Robin Roberts of her impending departure from the White House.
Omarosa announced her departure on Wednesday, December 13th. Her resignation will be official on January 20, 2018. In an interview with Good Morning America Host Michael Strahan, Omarosa said she wanted to tell her story, to which host Robin Roberts retorted: “She said she has a story to tell and I’m sure she’ll be selling that story. She will. Bye, Felicia.”
The insinuation that Omarosa would be trying to capitalize on her experiences was probably insulting enough, but the addition of “Bye Felicia,” a famous dismissal of disliked or unwanted people, went too far in Omarosa’s opinion. Omarosa Manigault responds to the remark by saying “That was petty.” She continued saying, “It’s a black women civil war.”
Omarosa Manigault resigned the position because, in her own words, “there were a lot of things I observed over the past year that I was very unhappy with, that I was uncomfortable with.” Omarosa did not expand on what those factors were, as she is still serving in her position until early next year.
Though Michael Strahan asked if Omarosa Manigault resigned because of Trump’s support of Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, Omarosa said that she would not go into specifics until she had fully left her position. Omarosa said she “wanted to make the one-year mark.” She continued saying “that was one of the goals that I set out to [do], and then I wanted to get back to my life.”
Robin Roberts was not the only television personality to criticize Omarosa after her resignation. CNN commentator Angela Rye had her own thoughts on Omarosa and her performance. “Bye honey, you have never represented the community,” she said, before adding “goodbye, good riddance.” host Robin Roberts also received praise from Twitter for her offhand comment.
“Y’all Robin Roberts telling Omarosa Bye Felicia gave me much needed life this morning!” wrote @TanyaMiecy. “Robin Roberts with the most professional and tactful ‘Bye Felicia’ I’ve ever heard.” tweeted @TheRustface. Andy Cohen, host of Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live, also chimed in, simply stating “Robin Roberts wins the day.” It will be interesting to see how (and if) Omarosa Manigault responds to these reactions on Twitter.
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