Ex-'Apprentice' Star Omarosa Named Donald Trump's Director of African-American Outreach

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Former 'Apprentice' star Omarosa Manigault

"I'm happy to take up that cause for Donald Trump," she announced from the Republican National Convention.

Omarosa Manigault, alum of Donald Trump's The Apprentice, has been named the director of African-American outreach for the presumptive GOP nominee's campaign, she announced Monday in an interview with MSNBC.

"It happened this week," Manigault told MSNBC while speaking at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. "It's really an extension of the work that the [National Diversity Coalition for Trump] has already been doing, and so I'm very happy to take up that cause for Donald Trump."

The former reality star and memorable "villain" of the franchise previously served as vice chairman for the National Diversity Coalition for Trump.

MSNBC host Craig Melvin then showed Manigault a poll indicating that zero percent of African-American voters in Ohio said they'd vote from Trump.

"It would seem as if you have your work cut out for you, to say the least," he said.

"I'm wondering who they polled because I just spent an amazing weekend with African-Americans for Trump, about 300 of them," she replied, adding, "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 added: "Donald Trump really has an incredible vision for this country."

Manigault was a contestant on season one of Trump's NBC reality competition series and rose to fame after appearing on subsequent seasons of Celebrity Apprentice and All Star editions. 

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