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 GardnerHere are the Senate Republicans who could vote to convict Trump GOP senators unveil bill to expand 'opportunity zone' reporting requirements Overnight Health Care: House to vote next week on drug prices bill | Conway says Trump trying to find 'balance' on youth vaping | US spent trillion on hospitals in 2018 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.

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She will succeed Henry Childs II, who himself replaced Omarosa Manigault NewmanOmarosa Onee Manigault NewmanAuthor of anonymous 'resistance' NYT op-ed to publish book Juan Williams: Black Republicans call out Trump — finally — on race Michael Cohen denies Omarosa advising him in prison 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 TrumpLawmakers release defense bill with parental leave-for-Space-Force deal House Democrats expected to unveil articles of impeachment Tuesday Houston police chief excoriates McConnell, Cornyn and Cruz on gun violence 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.