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Trump hiring Omarosa for White House role: report

Trump hiring Omarosa for White House role: report
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Former "The Apprentice" contestant Omarosa Manigault is expected to join President-elect Donald TrumpDonald TrumpEx-DOJ official Rosenstein says he was not aware of subpoena targeting Democrats: report Ex-Biden adviser says Birx told him she hoped election turned out 'a certain way' Cheney rips Arizona election audit: 'It is an effort to subvert democracy' MORE's White House staff, The Associated Press reported Tuesday.

In her role, Manigault, who appeared on the first season of the NBC reality show, will focus on public engagement, the AP reported, citing two sources familiar with the decision.

Manigault was a vocal supporter of Trump during his White House bid, attending the Republican National Convention in July and later joining his campaign as director of African-American outreach.

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Last month, Trump's transition team announced that Manigault would serve on the transition team's executive committee.

In an interview earlier this year, Manigault said she had received threats and caught a lot of "flak" for working with the president-elect.

"I will never forget the people who turned their backs on me when all I was trying to do was help the black community, she said in a past interview.

Manigault told The Hill in October that she would be open to working in a Trump administration, citing her previous experience working in the office of Vice President Al GoreAlbert (Al) Arnold GoreOvernight Energy: Biden seeks to reassert US climate leadership | President to 'repeal or replace' Trump decision removing protections for Tongass | Administration proposes its first offshore wind lease sale The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Bipartisan group reaches infrastructure deal; many questions remain Al Gore lobbied Biden to not scale back climate plans in infrastructure deal MORE during the Clinton administration.

“I worked in the White House already. I think every American should have the opportunity to serve their country,” she said.

“I have a lot of responsibilities that I put off for the last 17 months — one of which, of course, is my church, and the other is being a reserve chaplain, which I take very seriously,” she said.

“But if asked to serve my country in any way, that’s what I’m about and that’s what I would do.”