Omarosa Manigault-Newman’s name has been synonymous with Donald Trump ever since she was a contestant on The Apprentice. It wasn’t surprising when she was offered a job in Trump’s White House, but it was a bit of a shock when she suddenly resigned from her communications position on Thursday.
For some, the news was met with gleeful rejoicing. Oddly enough, the biggest gloats were from other black women who, for some reason, were very happy to see a fellow black woman lose a high-level, high-paying job with a close connection to the president's ear.
As TruthRevolt reported, CNN contributor Angela Rye led the mockery with White House correspondent April Ryan and Symone Sanders trying to stifle laughter along with host Brooke Baldwin. Rye held nothing back when she said Omarosa “never represented” the black community.
“You are skin folk,” Rye added cruely. “We don’t own you like Zora. Goodbye. Good riddance.”
At ABC, anchor Robin Roberts muttered under her breath the famous line from the movie Friday, “Bye, Felicia,” after playing a clip of Omarosa’s interview on Good Morning America. Remember: that’s a professional — supposed to be impartial — newswoman showing gladness that a fellow black woman is no longer employed.
Omarosa later talked to Inside Edition and specifically called out Roberts for being “petty” with what she said. She then called these ladies out for starting what she calls “a black woman civil war.”
Omarosa said that she experienced things as a senior staffer in Trump’s White House that made her feel uncomfortable and “that has affected my community and my people," but didn't elaborate.
“And when I can tell my story, it is a profound story that I know the world will want to hear,” she said in the GMA interview.
Roberts came back on the air and quipped, “She says she has a story to tell and I'm sure she will be selling that story. Yeah. Bye, Felicia."