Donald Trump hired ‘standout’ ‘The Apprentice’ star Omarosa Manigault to be his new director of African-American outreach.
It’s unclear exactly which African Americans she’s supposed to be reaching out to…and when she does, we’re not even sure how it’s going to go.
via NY Daily News:
The hated reality star, whose antics as a self-proclaimed “greatest reality TV villain of all time” propelled the billionaire’s show’s ratings in its pilot season, will have a new job under Trump, as his ambassador to African-American voters.
“It’s really an extension of the work the coalition has already been doing, so I’m very happy to take up that cause for Donald Trump,” Omarosa, the former vice chair of Trump’s National Diversity Coalition, said on MSNBC.
Omarosa is has a tall task ahead of her, as only 1% of black voters support Trump, with 91% favoring his Democratic challenger, Hillary Clinton, according to a Quinnipiac University poll.
In Ohio and Pennsylvania, two crucial swing states for 2016’s election, Trump is doing even worse among black voters, polling at 0% — but Omarosa is skeptical of that statistic.
“I wonder who they polled, I just spent an amazing weekend with African-Americans for Trump, about 300 of them,” Omarosa said. “Those numbers would be flawed according to the people who have come out to support.”
She argued that Trump will win over black voters by providing jobs, claiming that “unemployment in the African-American community is at an all-time high,” despite the fact that the Bureau of Labor Statistics would prove her wrong.
The reality star rose to fame as a TV villain with her controversial and backstabbing tactics to succeed on Trump’s first season of “The Apprentice.” Outside of her political aspirations, Omarosa has partnered up with Trump in the past, creating a reality dating series with the GOP candidate.
What’s next? Is Donald going to give Stacey Dash a cabinet position? Actually, the way this election is going — let us go knock on some wood. Anything is possible.