Trump has hired his mentee as Director of Communications for the Office of Public Liaison.
It’s official. Omarosa Manigault is going to the Trump White House.
This is no surprise considering the former “Apprentice” contestant played a major role in Donald Trump’s bid for the presidency by heading his outreach to Black voters. An early supporter of Trump despite being a Democrat, Omarosa was also part of the transition team’s executive committee.
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And her role at the White House come Jan. 20? Director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison.
Valerie Jarrett has held a similar role in President Obama’s Office of Engagement. The new role for Omarosa is, perhaps, serendipitous considering she once compared her relationship with Trump to that of Obama and Jarrett, who is a close advisor and long-time friend of the current First Family.
"As Donald says, I am his Valerie Jarrett," said Manigault during an interview at a business conference for multicultural women back in June, The Washington Post reports.
The new role, however, doesn’t appear to be the one Omarosa wanted. Sources close to the transition process say she wanted to become US Ambassador to Haiti “where she has done missionary and service work,” ABC News reports.