In the interview, Omarosa Manigault Newman - who was ousted from her position as the director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison earlier this week - told Nightline that while Trump was racial, he is not the racist many accuse him of being.
'I can tell you she wasn't busy working to get others in there, ' he said.
After pointing out that Manigault is a former Democrat, Campos-Duffy explained that the Apprentice star supported Trump in the 2016 election, and "there is a very special punishment for minorities who are either conservatives, or now Trump supporters".
Newman, acting as communications director in the Office of Liaisons until her final day on January 20, 2018, said it "was very lonely" working alongside Trump's other senior advisers - the majority of them - who "had never worked with minorities, didn't know how to interact with them".
Following her interview, Strahan's fellow GMA co-host Roberts dissed the former White House senior staffer live on air, saying, "She said she has a story to tell and I'm sure she'll be selling that story". When I have the chance to tell my story, it's quite a story to tell.
Many in the media cheered and joked on Wednesday and Thursday when it was reported that Manigault Newman had been fired from the administration and had to be forcibly removed from the White House. "I have seen things that made me uncomfortable, upset me ... and affected my community and my people".
Sanders said Thursday that Manigault Newman would be at the White House later in the day, but declined to get into any of the details around her departure. She had also been an assistant to the president. Though she predated Kelly in the administration, sources say when the retired Marine general took over in July, her role began to feel ill-defined.
The White House could not say on Thursday how many African-Americans now work in the building.
One of the two told Kelly about the call and was assured by the White House chief of staff that she would be gone by Monday.
She oversaw outreach efforts related to historically black colleges and universities, spoke to black journalists about the relationship between law enforcement and black youth and organized a Black History Month event at the White House, albeit a poorly attended one.
Now that she's been fired from the White House, Omarosa is trying to sell her story to the American people-but it appears late-night hosts aren't buying it.
She declined to expand upon them because she is technically still employed by the White House. "More than anything we've seen before", says Cordova.