1.) Omarosa Manigault is assistant to president Trump and director of communications for the Office of the Public Liaison. Within this role she handles community issues and outreach.
2.) She pressured President Trump to hire African American entertainers for the inauguration despite his reluctance because ‘black people didn’t support his campaign’. (DailyMail UK) According to multiple sources close to Trump’s inaugural committee. She convinced him that ‘a black-out’ would look terrible.
3.) She is very driven and no dummy. Omarosa has a Ph.D in communications. Born in Youngstown, Ohio, she earned a broadcast journalism degree from Central State University in 1996. She then attended Howard University where she earned a Ph.D. at Howard University in communications.
4.) Omarosa isn’t new to the white house. She was a political consultant for the Clinton Administration, where she was transferred from four different positions in two years. She also reportedly worked as a political consultant for then-Democratic Vice President Al Gore during the Clinton Administration. She was first named Deputy Associate Director of Presidential Personnel before reportedly being transferred four times in just two years due to disruptive behavior.
5.) She became a household name from the TV show “the Apprentice”. Just in case you’ve been living under a rock, you must know that she parlayed a white house job out of the normal 15 minutes of fame reality shows can bring. By branding herself as a TV villain, she was fired and re-hired by Trump on the tv show numerous times and became the shows star.
6.) She’s controversial and sharp with the tongue. Once the former reality star began stumping for Trump (which she initially supported his opponent Hilary), The Apprentice version of the filter-free Omarosa showed up on the political airwaves. Whether attacking a Fox News panelist over her “big boobs” on live television, or saying CNN star Don Lemon was acting like a “queen”, she says what she wants. It’s no secret that Trump is also known for his filter-free ways.
7.) Omarosa is an associate pastor. This may be pretty shocking, especially after noting how aggressive, and downright nasty Omarosa can get publicly. Not one to “turn the other cheek”. She received her preacher’s license and was named assistant pastor at Weller Street Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles.
8.) Omarosa literally branded her name. Love her or hate her, Omarosa is a brand: according to Celerity Net Worth, she is worth $3.5 million. This may not surprise people knowing she studied under Trump, who branded his name and then cashed-in through various business adventures all boasting his iconic brand.
With all of her drive and determination, we’ll see what she is able to do for the black community, despite her lack of discernment for backing Trump, we’re still hoping the better of her angels prevail.