Donald Trump Wants Omarosa To Help Him Get Black Votes

With the Republican National Convention in full swing, and a reported one percent of the African-American vote, Donald Trump has hired someone to help him pick up the momentum.

Former Apprentice contestant, Omarosa Manigault, has been named “head of African-American outreach” for Trump’s campaign, it was announced Monday (July 18).

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“I am the director of African-American outreach for Donald Trump,” Manigault, 42, confirmed in an MSNBC interview Monday. “I am proud to serve in that role. It is a very difficult time for our country, but the good thing I know is that I know Donald Trump at his heart … and I know what he can do in that role.”

In discussing her new job with MSNBC, Manigault noted that she’s “surrounded” by African-Americans who want to see Trump become president. “Donald Trump is focused on improving the conditions of African-Americans in this country,” she said.

She also questioned polls that say the 70-year-old billionaire holds zero percent of the African-American vote in her home state of Ohio.

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The 42-year-old former reality star, and ordained minister, pointed to a “faith based” event and reception with black Trump supporters as proof that the figures are wrong.

“I wonder who they polled,” she said.  “I just spent and amazing weekend with African-Americans for Trump about 300 of them — those numbers would be flawed according to the people who came out to support.”

Prior to her new position, Manigault was vice-chair of the National Diversity Coalition for Trump.

Watch Manigault’s Trump announcement below.

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