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Robin Roberts Created Waves by Dissing Omarosa Manigault on Good Morning America

The anchor's diss caused "Bye Felicia" to trend on social media — but Manigault was not amused. 

By Jenny Berg
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Judging from her comments on the December 14 broadcast of Good Morning America, Robin Roberts is not here for Omarosa Manigault.

To review, Manigault has stepped down from her position in Donald Trump's administration. The former Apprentice contestant will continue on as director of communications for the White House Office of Public Liaison until January 20. Then, according to an official statement from press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Manigault will "pursue other opportunities."

Amid speculation that she was fired, Manigault appeared Good Morning America to share her side of the story with host Michael Strahan. Claiming that she had a one-on-one conversation with the president to tell him of her departure, the 43-year-old said, "We had a very candid conversation. I wanted to make the one-year mark [of my tenure] … and then get back to my life.”

She added: "Because I am serving until [January] 20th, I have to be careful about how I answer this, but there were a lot of things I observed over the past year that I was uncomfortable with. When I have the chance to tell my story, it's quite a story to tell. As the only African American in this White House … I have seen things that made me uncomfortable, upset me ... and affected my community and my people." 

After the segment aired, Roberts wondered aloud if Manigault had put in a subtle (or, perhaps, not-so-subtle) plug for a forthcoming book.  "She said she has a story to tell and I’m sure she’ll be selling that story. She will. Bye Felicia," Roberts said. 

The diss, borrowed from Ice Cube's famous line in Friday, didn't go unnoticed by the Internet. #ByeFelicia quickly began trending. 


Manigault herself was not as amused with the burn as some Internet users. The former reality star responded to Roberts' comments on Inside Edition, saying, "That was petty. It’s a black woman civil war." 

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