Omarosa Manigault, a former contestant on the Donald Trump-starring reality series The Apprentice, has joined the US President-elect’s White House staff.
The Ohio native, who appeared in the first season of The Apprentice in 2004 and also on The Celebrity Apprentice: All Stars in 2013, will serve as Assistant to the President and Director of Communications for the Office of Public Liaison. A large part of her job will be in the area of community outreach.Manigault was fired by Trump during both of her stints on the Apprentice but remained in touch with the business mogul and joined him on the campaign trail, serving as his director of African-American outreach.
In 2014, she gave her backing to Democrat Hillary Clinton’s bid to become the first female president of the United States and also supported President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign in 2012.
It is not the first time Manigault has worked at the White House: during the Clinton administration she worked for US Vice President Al Gore.