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AP: Omarosa Expected to Focus on Public Engagement in WH Role

AP: Omarosa Expected to Focus on Public Engagement in WH Role

Omarosa Manigault (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage via Getty Images)

Tuesday, 03 January 2017 06:11 PM EST

A memorable contestant in the first season of "The Apprentice," Omarosa Manigault is expected to join President-elect Donald Trump's White House staff, according to two people familiar with the decision.

Her job is expected to focus on public engagement.

Manigault was one of Trump's most prominent African-American supporters during the campaign and has been working with his transition team. This will be her second tour of duty at the White House — she worked in the office of Vice President Al Gore during the Clinton Administration.

The Trump transition team did not respond to inquiries about Manigault's role. The two people familiar with the decision insisted on anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the hiring process publicly.

Manigault was the director of African-American outreach during Trump's presidential campaign. She was also a registered Democrat until switching to the Republican Party once Trump announced he would run.

"When Donald announced, my decision was to support my friend in his desire to become the president of the United States," she told The New York Times. "We jokingly called ourselves Trumplicans at the beginning. For independent-minded voters who want to see a change — I mean, even his children were not registered Republican. In the last few months, I feel like my eyes have been opened to the need for a greater presence of African-Americans in the Republican Party. Or in any party."

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A memorable contestant in the first season of "The Apprentice," Omarosa Manigault is expected to join President-elect Donald Trump's White House staff, according to two people familiar with the decision.
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