Omarosa calls Robin Roberts' 'bye Felicia' remark 'petty' as she disputes reports of White House exit

Omarosa Manigault Newman is responding to Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts after the co-host quipped “Bye, Felicia” following an interview with the former White House staffer Thursday.

"That was petty," Omarosa told Inside Edition exclusively when asked about Roberts' remark. "It’s a black woman civil war."

The former Apprentice star sat down with Roberts' co-anchor Michael Strahan Thursday to discuss her exit from the Trump administration, which was announced Wednesday. 

"When I have a chance to tell my story, Michael, I have quite a story to tell," she told him. "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, that has affected my community and my people.

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Omarosa Manigault (L), aide to U.S. President Donald Trump, stands beside White House spokesman Sean Spicer (R) at a press briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S., February 14, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
Former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski (C) says hello to reporters as he and White House advisors Sebastian Gorka (from L), Omarosa Manigault and Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci accompany President Trump for an event celebrating veterans at AMVETS Post 44 in Struthers, Ohio, U.S., July 25, 2017. Jonathan Ernst: "The most visible person in any White House is naturally the President, followed by the press secretary. But there are also the staff who support them, any one of whom might suddenly jump into public view and be national news for a day or two. For those of us covering the President Trump administration, there seem to be more compelling figures in the West Wing than ever before. It's crucial to know who's who and why they're important. When I raised my camera and back-pedalled ahead of the group to take this image Lewandowski gave me a hello and pointed right into the lens. I liked the photo, but had no idea it would go a little bit viral, especially since Scaramucci, who was the biggest mover and shaker that week, was hidden back in the pack. But I guess the image catches a glimpse of what it's like to be a West Wing staffer on the road." REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo SEARCH "POY TRUMP" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "REUTERS POY" FOR ALL BEST OF 2017 PACKAGES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 29: Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway (L) and Omarosa Manigault (R) attend an event celebrating Women's History Month, in the East Room at the White House March 29, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 27: Director of Communications for the White House Public Liaison Office Omarosa Manigault listens during the daily press briefing at the White House, October 27, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
Omarosa Manigault, President Donald Trump's Director of Communications for the Office of Public Liaison, was present for the White House press briefing in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, on Monday, June 5, 2017. (Photo by Cheriss May/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 14: Omarosa Manigault, aide to President Donald Trump, watches during a meeting with parents and teachers in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 16: White House staff member Omarosa Manigault (L), takes selfie with other staff members before President Donald Trump's news conference where he announced Alexander Acosta as the new Labor Secretary nominee in the East Room at the White House on February 16, 2017 in Washington, DC. President Trump also fielded questions from reporters. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Omarosa (L), White House director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison, talks with an aide prior to a news conference by U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington, U.S., February 16, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
PASADENA, CA - FEBRUARY 11: Omarosa Manigault attends the 48th NAACP Image Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on February 11, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
Omarosa Manigault, a staffer for US President-elect Donald Trump, listens as Martin Luther King III speaks to the media after meeting with the President-elect at Trump Tower in New York City on January 16, 2017. / AFP / DOMINICK REUTER (Photo credit should read DOMINICK REUTER/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 12: Omarosa Manigault, incoming White House director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison, listens as Ben Carson, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development-designate, testifies before Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee during his confirmation hearing at the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill on January 12, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Leigh Vogel/WireImage)
Omarosa Manigault, director of African American outreach for President-elect Donald Trump, arrives at Trump Tower in New York, U.S., on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016. Exxon Mobil Corp. Chief Executive Officer Rex Tillerson will be nominated as Trump's secretary of state, setting up a potential confirmation battle with U.S. lawmakers who have questioned the oilman's relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Photographer: John Taggart/Bloomberg via Getty Images
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 07: Omarosa Manigault arrives at the The Hollywood Reporter's 25th Annual Women In Entertainment Breakfast at Milk Studios on December 7, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 06: TV personality Omarosa Manigault attends the 2016 Soul Train Music Awards at the Orleans Arena on November 6, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Mindy Small/FilmMagic)
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD - DECEMBER 08: Omarosa Manigault attends the MGM National Harbor Grand Opening Gala on December 8, 2016 in National Harbor, Maryland. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images for MGM National Harbor)
LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 04: (L-R) Television personality Omarosa Manigault, BET EVP of Strategy and Operations Richard Gay, and Chef Huda attend 'Soul Lunch & Greens: A Charity Golf Experience' at Top Golf at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino during Soul Train Weekend on November 4, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Bryan Steffy/BET/Getty Images for BET)
INGLEWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 08: Omarosa Manigault and Bishop Kenneth Ulmer attend the Inform Your Vote President Election Debate at The Tabernacle on October 8, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Todd Williamson/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 17: Omarosa Manigault attends the premiere of 'Ben-Hur' at TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX on August 16, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 17: Omarosa Manigault attends the premiere of 'Ben-Hur' at TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX on August 16, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 24: TV personality Omarosa Manigault participates in the 2016 BETX Celebrity Golf sponsored by Nike on June 24, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/BET/Getty Images for BET)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 24: TV Personality Omarosa Manigault attends the Jovani store opening celebration at Jovani on May 24, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/Getty Images )
TV personality Omarosa Onee Manigault arrives for the 102nd White House Correspondents' Association Dinner in Washington, DC, on April 30, 2016. / AFP / Andrew Biraj (Photo credit should read ANDREW BIRAJ/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 30: Omarose Onee Manigault attends the Garden Brunch prior to the 102nd White House Correspondents' Association Dinner at the Beall-Washington House on April 30, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paul Morigi/WireImage)
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 29: Omarosa Manigault attends the Google/HBO celebration of 'All The Way' during White House Correspondents' weekend at the Renwick Gallery on April 29, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Google)
PASADENA, CA - FEBRUARY 05: TV personality Omarosa Manigault attends the 47th NAACP Image Awards presented by TV One at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on February 5, 2016 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images for NAACP Image Awards)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 14: Omarosa Manigault attends Aretha Franklin's 74th Birthday Celebration at The Ritz Carlton Hotel on April 14, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Steve Mack/Getty Images)
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"And when I can tell my story, it is a profound story that I know the world will want to hear."

Following the interview, Roberts said on air, "She says she has a story to tell and I'm sure she will be telling that story. Yeah. Bye Felicia."

It was reported by CNN political analyst April Ryan that Omarosa was fired by Chief of Staff Gen. John Kelly, but the White House claimed she left on her own recognizance. 

“I like to hear all of these interesting tales,” Omarosa told Strahan on Thursday. “I have to tell you, they are 100 percent false.”

She said she resigned and claims she met with Gen. Kelly in the Situation Room where they had a “very frank discussion about the concerns I had, issues that I raised.” 

Omarosa's account is at odds with reports that say she “threw a tantrum" after being fired and was "physically dragged and escorted" from the White House.

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Television presenter Robin Roberts arrives at the 88th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California February 28, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 28: Robin Roberts arrives at her book signing for 'Everybody's Got Something' at Barnes & Noble bookstore at The Grove on April 28, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Joshua Blanchard/FilmMagic)
Television personality Robin Roberts arrives at the 86th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California March 2, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES TAGS: ENTERTAINMENT) (OSCARS-ARRIVALS)
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NEW YORK, NY - JULY 25: News anchor Robin Roberts (R) and partner Amber Laign are seen outside 'Da Silvana Restaurant'on July 25, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 15: Television personalities Robin Roberts and Patti Labelle are seen tape a segment at 'Good Morning America' at the ABC Times Square Studios on July 15, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
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NEW YORK, NY - JULY 11: Robin Roberts (L) interviews Keith Urban on ABC's 'Good Morning America' at Rumsey Playfield, Central Park on July 11, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 28: Robin Roberts attends the The Paley Center for Media 2014 Spring Benefit Dinner at 583 Park Avenue on May 28, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 29: (L to R) Television personalities Amy Robach, Robin Roberts, and George Stephanopoulos tape a segment at 'Good Morning America' at the ABC Times Square Studios on May 29, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 28: Former ESPN anchor Robin Roberts speaks on stage at the Paley Prize Gala honoring ESPN's 35th anniversary presented by Roc Nation Sports on May 28, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Paley Center for Media)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 19: TV anchor Robin Roberts attends 11th Annual GLSEN Respect awards at Gotham Hall on May 19, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Desiree Navarro/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 21: Television personality Robin Roberts leaves the 'Good Morning America' taping at the ABC Times Square Studios on May 21, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/GC Images)
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It was also reported that the Secret Service had to remove Omarosa from the White House, but both she and the agency have denied that claim. 

“The Secret Service was not involved in the termination process of Ms. Manigault Newman or the escort off of the complex. Our only involvement in this matter was to deactivate the individual's pass which grants access to the complex,” the Secret Service tweeted Wednesday. 

On Wednesday, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters that Omarosa had resigned. 

“Omarosa Manigault Newman resigned yesterday to pursue other opportunities," Sanders said in a statement. "Her departure will not be effective until January 20, 2018. We wish her the best in future endeavors and are grateful for her service.”

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