Omarosa Manigault Newman said Thursday morning on Good Morning America that she has “quite a story to tell” after her White House exit, and show host Robin Roberts isn’t having any of it.
"When I have the chance to tell my story, it's quite a story to tell," she said. "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."
“When I can tell my story, it is a profound story that I know the world will want to hear.”
Roberts hit the recently-departed assistant to the president with a casual, stoic “Bye Felicia” after alleging that Newman was going to try to make a buck off of the story. (Watch the video below or here).
“She said she has a story to tell, and I’m sure she will be selling that story,” Roberts said. “Bye Felicia.”
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In the interview with Strahan, Newman denied reports that she was fired and escorted from the White House this week.
On Tuesday, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed that Newman resigned and her departure is effective Jan. 20. Some initially reported that Newman was escorted from the White House, but the Secret Service denied that agents were involved in her removal.
"The Secret Service was not involved in the termination process of Ms. Manigault Newman or the escort off of the complex," the agency said in a statement. "Our only involvement in this matter was to deactivate the individual's pass which grants access to the complex."
Newman noted that she was one of some 30 assistants to the president who report to Kelly. She denied claims that Kelly tried to limit her access to the president.
“Certainly, I had more access than most, and people had problems with that and people had problems with my 14-year relationship with the president,” she said.
Strahan asked Newman about reports that she was concerned with the way the president handled Charlottesville and his endorsement of Roy Moore.
"Because I am serving until the 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," she said.
Newman said that she plans to tell her "story" in the future.
Newman was one of Trump's most loyal supporters during the campaign and continued to support the president during the GMA interview.
On Wednesday, Trump tweeted: "Thank you, Omarosa, for your service! I wish you continued success."
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