CLEVELAND, July 19 (UPI) — Omarosa Manigault, known as the somewhat evil diva on a season of Donald Trump‘s The Apprentice has been named as his presidential campaign’s director of African-American outreach.
Manigault announced the new position Monday on MSNBC.
“It happened this week. It’s really an extension of the work that the National Diversity Coalition for Trump has already been doing and so I’m very happy to take up that cause for Donald Trump,” she said from Cleveland, where the Republican National Convention is taking place this week, Hollywood Reporter reported.
The Apprentice villain previously served as vice chairman for the National Diversity Coalition for Trump.
MSNBC host Craig Melvin presented Manigault with a poll that showed zero percent of African-Americans in Ohio plan to support Trump in his bid for the White House.
Manigault said she found that poll to be a bit unbelievable, having just spent “an amazing weekend with African-Americans for Trump, about 300 of them. So, I look at the data, but my reality is that I’m surrounded by people who want to see Donald Trump as the next president of the United States, who are African-American.”
She said she wonders who the pollsters spoke with.
Manigault appeared on The Apprentice as a contestant for one season, then gained fame after subsequent seasons on Celebrity Apprentice and NBC’s All Star editions of the show.