Good Morning America Host Robin Roberts Disses Omarosa: Bye, Felicia
The morning after it was reported that Omarosa Manigault-Newman was ousted from the White House in a fittingly reality-TV-like fashion, the former Apprentice villain told ABCs Good Morning America that she has a profound story to tell about her time in the Trump administration.
Omarosas tenure there lasted less than a year, and as The Daily Beast reported on Wednesday, she allegedly attempted to storm the [White House] residence to confront her only allythe presidentafter being cut loose by chief-of-staff John Kelly.
Her departure effectively marks the end of a political relationship that included Omarosa being the most despised person in a drama-riddled White House, despite her being among Trumps most shameless boosters (Every critic, every detractor, will have to bow down to President Trump, shes infamously said).
Speaking with GMA host Michael Strahan, Omarosa disputed the notion she was fired (of course), and insisted that all stories about her dramatic exit come from one person who… has a personal vendetta against me.
I had more access than most and people had problems with that, she said of why her ex-colleagues might have disliked her. People had problems with my 14-year relationship with this president, but Ive always been loyal to him, straightforward, and Ive provided him with the support that hes needed throughout this year.
Despite that professed loyalty, Manigault-Newmanever the savvy ex-Apprentice contestanthinted she plans to write a tell-all on her time with Team Trump.
As the only African-American woman in this White House, as a senior staff and assistant to the president, I have seen things that have made me uncomfortable, she explained, that have upset me, that have affected me deeply and emotionally, that has affected my community and people and when I can tell my story, it is a profound story that I know the world will want to hear.
Not everyone bought Omarosas sincerity in seeking to capitalize upon her short-lived White House career.
Moments after the interview ended, a skeptical Robin Roberts said on-air: She said she has a story to tell, and Im sure shell be selling that story. Yeah, she will. And then, referencing an oft-quoted barb from Ice Cubes Friday movie: