The View: Whoopi Goldberg celebrates Omarosa's White House exit, says she's 'nasty' to women of color
The co-hosts of The View had some thoughts about Omarosa Manigault Newman’s reportedly explosive exit from the White House.
On Thursday, Manigault Newman announced that she was resigning from her “outreach” role as director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison for the Trump administration. Her tumultuous tenure was reported to have come to an end on Wednesday evening by, among others, White House correspondent April Ryan, who described an intense, profanity-laden confrontation between the Apprentice alum and Chief of Staff John Kelly which ended in her being escorted off White House grounds.
For Sunny Hostin and Whoopi Goldberg, women of color who host The View, Manigault Newman’s seemingly embarrassing resignation was sweet justice. “Truth be told, she’s really a pariah in the African American community,” Hostin said. “She’s always been the villain and her [job] was almost a slap in the face to the African American community.”
Goldberg took to addressing Manigault Newman directly for what she saw as attacks toward women of color. “You said some stuff here, about here, that wasn’t very nice, but that happens,” Goldberg began. “And you mentioned that we would all be bowing down … and so I hope you find something to do, O. I do, I do. And I hope you find your people because maybe they’re looking for you.” Goldberg then turned her attention to her co-hosts and audience: “She’s just been so nasty to so many women, and so many women of color.”
Manigault Newman is one of many high-profile White House staffers to have not lasted a year in their posts. The list includes former chief of staff Reince Priebus, former communications director Anthony Scaramucci, former press secretary Sean Spicer, among many, many others. For Meghan McCain, a conservative, news of Manigault Newman’s departure was a piece of a larger issue with the Trump administration. “This new trend where I feel like everyone in the Trump White House wants to continue on the president’s legacy of reality television and continue to be famous and write books of such nature,” she explained. “There’s a really bad turnover rate which I just find insane.”
Manigault Newman previously appeared on Good Morning America to discuss her exit. There “were a lot of things that I observed during the last year that I was very unhappy with,” she said. “But when I have my story to tell as the only African-American woman in this White House, as a senior staff and assistant to the president, I have seen things that have made me uncomfortable, that have upset me, that have affected me deeply and emotionally, 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.”