Good Morning America (GMA) host Robin Roberts went viral Thursday morning when she made a comment regarding Omarosa Manigault Newman’s departure from the White House. Omarosa denied that she was fired and appeared in a GMA segment to discuss her plans moving forward. Speaking to host Michael Strahan, she said that she had left her position after speaking with John Kelly and said she chose to leave of her own accord once she reached the one year mark. Omarosa addressed reports saying she had been escorted away from the White House and said they were false. She made it clear that she was not fired but instead had resigned.
Omarosa called the reports unverified and stated that someone with a personal vendetta against her spread the rumor. She indicated that if the stories of her having a fight with John Kelly in front of approximately 600 people were true, someone would have taken a photo or video. Omarosa has had a longtime association with President Trump extending over 14 years.
She stated she will leave on January 20, 2018, and called the White House a very “interesting administration.” She called allegations that she was angry after being fired and barged into the Oval Office to confront President Trump ridiculous and absurd.
You can watch Omarosa’s full interview with GMA’s Michael Strahan in the video player below.
— Good Morning America (@GMA) December 14, 2017
It was after the interview concluded and Michael Strahan spoke to Robin Roberts and George Stephanopoulos that television viewers believed they heard Robin Roberts make the remark.
For those unfamiliar with “Bye, Felicia,” it is a phrase that comes from the movie Friday and basically means “good riddance” and “goodbye.”
One Twitter user double guessed whether he actually heard Robin Roberts say the phrase and turned to the social media network for help.
I could've sworn that on GMA Robin Roberts said "Bye, Felicia." when they ended the Omarosa segment. Maybe it was just me though.
— Jamon Hamilton Jr. (@JamonTheSecond) December 14, 2017
You can watch the video where Robin Roberts made the comment while Michael Strahan and George Stephanopoulos looking on in the player below.
Robin Roberts can be heard making the following statement.
“She has a story to tell, and I’m sure she’ll be selling that story. Bye, Felicia.”
— UPROXX (@UPROXX) December 14, 2017
What do you think about Robin Roberts comment? Do you think it was funny, appropriate, or uncalled for?