With just two words, Robin Roberts, co-host of ABC’s “Good Morning America,” summed up how we all feel about Omarosa Manigault Newman departing the White House: “Bye Felicia.”
The controversial reality TV star resigned or was fired, depending on who’s telling the story, from her ill-defined position inside Trump’s White House, after serving less than a year on the job.
One of Trump’s few black appointees, Newman oftimes played the villain on reality TV programs, most notably, Trump’s “The Apprentice.” Her official title with the Administration was director of communications for the White House Office of Public Liaison. It’s rumored that things began to go south for Newman when her office couldn’t find enough attendees for a Black History Month event. Imagine that.
Newman was escorted off the premises Tuesday evening. A report from The Hill claimed, “She was very upset and said she wanted to speak to the president.” And “is alleged to have acted very vulgar and cursed a lot and said she helped to elect President Trump.”
Although she will be paid through January 20, it’s highly unlikely she will return to clean out her desk. Or pick up her shoes.
White House spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders claimed Newman resigned, “to pursue other opportunities.”
Newman appeared on “Good Morning America” Thursday to deny reports that White House Chief of Staff John Kelly fired her from her job. Kelly and Newman reportedly clashed often.
Newman said that she had “seen things” during her tenure in the White House that made her “uncomfortable and “deeply” affected her. She said she hoped to tell her “profound story” when the time is right.
GMA co-host Roberts zapped Newman before moving onto the next headline, suggesting the “Apprentice” star would try to capitalize on her short-lived and controversial White House experience.
“She said she has a story to tell,” Roberts said. “And I’m sure she’ll be selling that story. … Bye Felicia.”