NY Post Cover Shows Omarosa Getting Dragged From White House And Some Are Laughing While Others Find It Racially Insensitive

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)

NY Post Cover Shows Omarosa Getting Dragged From White House And Some Are Laughing While Others Find It Racially Insensitive

The ex-aide also said Robin Roberts' "Bye, Felicia" remark indicates a "Black woman civil war."

Published December 15, 2017

The controversy surrounding the sudden departure of Omarosa Manigault-Newman from her position in the White House has resulted in bold and petty cover story from the New York Post, which received mix reactions. 

The cover not only refers to Omarosa as just a reality star, but it also plays on her problematic relationship within the Black community. 

  1. The cover shows Omarosa trying to hold on to her former place of work while a hand pulls at her leg, literally dragging her out of the White House.

    The headline reads, "No 'marosa," and the description under the headline reads, "Reality star 'dragged out' of White House."

    The nail in the coffin on the petty cover is Omarosa's white hand turning Black as its pulled away from a White House pillar. 

    Omarosa's portrayal on the cover surely comes from the conflicting reports of the manner in which she was removed from the house. Although the White House and Secret Service maintains the statement that she resigned, other sources have claimed she was fired during an explosive throwdown with  the president's chief of staff, John Kelly. 

  2. Some who feel little sympathy for Omarosa's demise found the cover entertaining
  3. However, some felt the negative portrayal was inappropriate

    "All tho I don't care for omarosa I do notice that she's the only one that clowned by the media for quitting or being fired from the White House. It wouldn't happen to be because she's a black woman would it?" wrote @mucifer_obama on Instagram. 

  4. Additionally, the former white house aide has responded to the comments made by 'Good Morning America' host Robin Roberts

    While appearing on Good Morning America, Omarosa told Michael Strahan about the incredible story she is prepared to tell. 

    "When I have a chance to tell my story, Michael, I have quite a story to tell," she said. "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.

    "And when I can tell my story, it is a profound story that I know the world will want to hear."

    Afterward, the cameras went back to Roberts, who said on air, "She says she has a story to tell, and I'm sure she will be selling that story. Yeah. Bye, Felicia."

    When asked how she felt about the comment, Omarosa told "Inside Edition" that Roberts was petty. 

    "That was petty," Omarosa told Inside Edition. "It’s a Black woman civil war."

Written by Rachel Herron

(Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)


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