Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts didn’t seem very impressed with Omarosa Manigault Newman’s recent appearance on the show, where she explained why she is leaving President Donald Trump’s administration next month. After watching the interview, Roberts had choice words for the former reality TV star: “Bye, Felicia.”
On Thursday, Omarosa sat down with Michael Strahan to set the record straight about her resignation, including addressing claims that she was physically escorted from the building.
“I resigned...I wanted to make the one-year mark. That’s one of the goals I set out to and then get back to my life,” she said. “I like to hear all of these interesting tales, but I have to tell you they are 100 percent false. One of the things I’d ask of people making those assertions - since they assert that I did it so publicly - is where are the pictures and videos.”
Towards the end of their chat, she also revealed she’d be giving a more detailed account of her time with Trump.
"When I can tell my story, it is a profound story that I know the world will want to hear," she added.
After the conversation ended, Strahan tossed it back to Roberts, who commented on the exclusive before transitioning to the next segment.
“She said she has a story to tell, and I’m sure she’ll be selling that story. She will. Bye, Felicia,” the journalist said.
Her pointed response quickly made it to social media, where folks chimed in on Robert’s “Bye, Felica” quote, which was originally made famous from the film “Friday.” A few questioned whether they heard the reporter correctly.
I could've sworn that on GMA Robin Roberts said "Bye, Felicia." when they ended the Omarosa segment. Maybe it was just me though.
Some who heard her categorically called the act “unprofessional,” criticizing the anchor for voicing her opinions on camera. They thought her remarks were disrepectful and even “hyprocritical,” since she’s told her own story in a few books.
@GMA The disdain in which Robin Roberts displayed this morning about Omarosa was unprofessional, rude and highly offensive.
But many thought she was “tactful.” They complimented the news veteran for refusing to stay quiet and expressing her feelings publicly. They thanked her for the on-air quip, which several called hilarious.
Robin Roberts did it for the culture. Thank youuuuu.
On Wednesday, White House officials revealed the “Apprentice” star turned White House aide, would be leaving her position in President Donald Trump’s administration next month. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Manigault Newman’s resignation will be effective Jan. 20, the one-year anniversary of Trump’s inauguration.
Since the announcement, Trump has sent her well wishes. “Thank you Omarosa for your service!” he wrote on Twitter. “I wish you continued success.”