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 GardnerMcConnell tightlipped as impeachment furor grows Gardner dodges questions about Trump's call for Biden probe Hickenlooper raises .1 million in first five weeks of Senate campaign 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 NewmanJuan Williams: Black Republicans call out Trump — finally — on race Michael Cohen denies Omarosa advising him in prison Trump renews attacks on Omarosa, slamming her as 'disgusting and foul mouthed' 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 TrumpGiuliani says he is unaware of reported federal investigation Louisiana's Democratic governor forced into runoff Lawmakers focus their ire on NBA, not China 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.