Apprentice's Omarosa to Land White House Job

She'll reportedly focus on public engagement
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 4, 2017 6:49 AM CST
Omarosa Manigault walks through the lobby of Trump Tower in New York, on Dec. 13, 2016.   (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

(Newser) – The Boston Globe wasn't terribly far off with its satirical prediction that Donald Trump would name Apprentice contestant Omarosa Manigault as education secretary. Manigault is expected to nab a job in Trump's White House focusing on public engagement, sources tell the AP. A member of the transition team's executive committee, Manigault had initially hoped to be named ambassador to Haiti, a transition official tells ABC News.

A lecturer on branding and marketing at Howard University who was engaged to actor Michael Clarke Duncan at the time of his death in 2012, per Reuters, Manigault, 42, actually has more political experience than many others Trump has asked to join his team. She served as director of African-American outreach during Trump's campaign and previously worked in Vice President Al Gore's office during Bill Clinton's administration. (Read more Donald Trump stories.)

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