WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 30: Omarosa Onee Manigault attends the 102nd White House Correspondents' Association Dinner on April 30, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
Photo: Larry Busacca
Photo: Larry Busacca

Ex-'Apprentice' star Omarosa Manigault named Trump's director of African-American outreach

Omarosa Manigault first made a name for herself on Donald Trump's reality TV show "The Apprentice," and it looks like she's back for more air time.

"I am the director of African-American outreach for Donald Trump. (I'm) very proud to serve in that role," Manigault said Monday in an interview with MSNBC.

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It appears that Trump and his contestant have stayed close. She's been loudly supporting Trump for years, and when she is questioned about his leadership potential, she often responds the same way.

"Donald Trump is a very kind person. He has a really good heart," Manigault told CNN.

"He has an incredible heart, and he is an incredible person, and I've gotten to know him over the last 13 years," Manigault said in a Fox News interview.

"I know Donald Trump as a friend. I know his heart. I've known him for 13 years," Manigault said.

While working for a friend probably has its perks, Manigault is likely facing an uphill battle in her new role.

As was pointed out in her interview with MSNBC on Monday, Trump doesn't have much support from African-American voters.

But Manigault has a response to that.

"I look at the data, but my reality is I'm surrounded by people who want to see Donald Trump as the next president of the United States who are African-American," Manigault said. 

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Video includes clips from NBC / "The Celebrity Apprentice" and CNN. Music provided courtesy of APM Music.