White House hires director of African American outreach after post was vacant for months: report
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The White House has reportedly hired Nicole Frazier as its new director of African-American outreach after a months-long vacancy.

Frazier, Sen. Cory GardnerCory Scott GardnerOvernight Energy: Sanders scores highest on green group's voter guide | Trump's latest wins for farmers may not undo trade damage | Amazon employees defy company to speak on climate change Progressive group targeting vulnerable GOP senators on impeachment witnesses Ad campaign pressures Gardner on Arctic National Wildlife Refuge bill MORE’s (R-Colo.) regional director, has been hired by the White House Office of Public Liaison (OPL), which had made the position a priority, according to Axios.


She will succeed Henry Childs II, who himself replaced Omarosa Manigault NewmanOmarosa Onee Manigault NewmanThe Memo: Impeachment's scars cut deep with Trump, say those who know him Author of anonymous 'resistance' NYT op-ed to publish book Juan Williams: Black Republicans call out Trump — finally — on race MORE after she was fired in 2017, Axios reported, citing three sources familiar with the hire.

Childs himself was hired by the Commerce Department in September and handled the responsibilities of both positions until March, when the White House began looking for a replacement.

“I’m glad President TrumpDonald John TrumpWarren: Dershowitz presentation 'nonsensical,' 'could not follow it' Bolton told Barr he was concerned Trump did favors for autocrats: report Dershowitz: Bolton allegations would not constitute impeachable offense MORE was able to identify such a capable person in Nicole, to serve in OPL for this incredibly important position,” Paris Dennard, who served as White House director of black outreach under George W. Bush, told the website.

“It’s a good thing to have another African American at the table in the White House as our advocate and I stand ready to help her succeed,” Dennard added.

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign is reportedly developing a digital strategy in hopes of increasing support among black Americans as well as Hispanic Americans and suburban women.