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Robin Roberts to Omarosa: 'Bye, Felicia'

Robin Roberts on the Omarosa Interview

The out Good Morning America cohost is being called "a national treasure" on social media after throwing shade on the former White House aide.

Robin Roberts had a farewell message for Omarosa Manigault Newman.

"Bye, Felicia," said the out Good Morning America cohost, after the conclusion of an interview with the former aide to the Trump administration.

In the segment, Manigault Newman had discussed her time at and departure from the White House, where she served as director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison.

"As the only African-American woman in this White House, as a senior staff and assistant to the president, I have seen things that made me feel uncomfortable, that have upset me, that have affected me deeply and emotionally," said Manigault Newman. "That has affected my community and my people. And when I can tell my story, it is a profound story that I know the world will want to hear."

"She has a story to tell, and I'm sure she'll be selling that story," said Roberts, before delivering the parting retort. "Bye, Felicia," a phrase popular with millennials, is a dismissive diss, which originated from the 1995 film Friday. After uttering the phrase, Roberts, who is consisently ranked one of the most likable figures in morning TV, became a trending topic on Twitter.

Manigault Newman, who was a reality star on NBC's The Apprentice, then hosted by Donald Trump, has been polarizing since she served as director of African-American outreach in the Republican's campaign. In an op-ed for The Advocate, contributor Ran Aubrey Frazier accused the African-American figure of "using her visibility to encourage minorities to vote against their own best interests, thereby promoting her own political and financial advancement."

There are conflicting reports regarding Manigault Newman's departure from the White House. Spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Manigault Newman resigned Wednesday "to pursue other opportunities," following a "very cordial" conversation with the president. However, a source told NBC News that she was fired by the chief of staff, John Kelly, and had to be escorted off the White House grounds after trying to enter the residence to speak with Trump.

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