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Omarosa Named the Trump Campaign's Director of African-American Outreach

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Omarosa Manigualt made a name for herself on the first season of Donald Trump's "The Apprentice."

Since then she hasn't done much to break out of the shadow of her first gig.

Donald Trump is her boss once again in her new position as campaign's director of African-American outreach. She announced Monday that she would be taking on the role.

"It happened this week. But it's really an extension of the work that the coalition has already been doing," Omarosa told MSNBC. "And so I'm happy to take up that cause for Donald Trump."

Trump's poll numbers are dismal among Black voters, but Omarosa argued that the numbers are false.

"I just spent an amazing weekend with African Americans for Trump, about 300 of them," she said. "I'm just wondering who they called because those numbers would be flawed according to the people who have come out to support, had an amazing faith-based service yet with African-Americans who support Donald Trump, had an amazing reception yesterday evening with African-Americans who support Trump. So I look at the data, but my reality is that I'm surrounded by people who to want see Donald Trump as the next president of the United States, who are African-American."

She insists that Trump "really has an incredible vision for this country."

"More importantly, our community, you know, I grew up Youngstown, Ohio, 40 minutes down the road, economically we're suffering. We're hurting," she said. "I went to my family reunion this weekend, and I know family members who are still unemployed who are still looking for jobs. Looking for ways to fill their gas tank and fill prescriptions for their family. Donald Trump is focused on improving the economic conditions of African-Americans in this country, ... because let me tell you, unemployment in African-American communities is at an all-time high. And particularly in Youngstown where I grew up, it is at its highest that we've seen. This is after seven years of the Democratic administration."



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