“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.
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.