Omarosa Manigault is now officially tasked with trying to convince African-Americans across the country to vote for Donald Trump in November.
The most memorable contestant on season 1 of his reality show The Apprentice announced her new official title within the Trump campaign: Director of African-American Outreach.
“It’s really an extension of the work that the coalition has already been doing,” she said, referring to the National Diversity Coalition for Trump, where she was vice-chairman. “And so I’m very happy to take up that cause for Donald Trump.”
MSNBC host Craig Melvin then showed Omarosa a poll indicating that zero percent of African-American voters in Ohio said they’d vote for the presumptive GOP nominee for president.
“It would seem as if you have your work cut out for you, to say the least,” he said.
She laughed off the numbers, insisting that she had personally met and spent time with 300 “African Americans for Trump.”
Asked about some of the real estate mogul’s past comments on race, Omarosa had her response ready.
“It is a very difficult time for our country,” she told Melvin. “But the good thing that I know, is that I know Donald Trump as a friend, I know his heart. I’ve known him for 13 years. You may read the headlines, I know his heart. I know the person that he is, and I know what he can do in this role to lead this country to a better and better place.”