Donald Trump might have fired Omarosa Manigault on three separate seasons of The Apprentice, but now he’s gone and hired the reality star to join his administration as he prepares to take over the oval office later this month.
The president elect announced that the controversial star, who worked as his director of African-American outreach during his Presidential campaign, will assume the role of “assistant to the President and Director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison focusing on issues such as community outreach,” according to CNN.
Her appointment will see her join Trump’s two sons, Donald Jr and Eric Trump, daughter Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner as key members of his transition team.
Manigault, who prefers to go by only her first name, gained notoriety when she starred on the hit reality show first in 2004 and again on The Celebrity Apprentice in 2011 and 2013. She was one of the show’s most controversial characters, pegged as the "villain" for her often volatile personality.
This won’t be her first time working in the White House however it does come as a surprise as the former Democratic supporter worked briefly for Al Gore under the Bill Clinton administration however reports claim she left soon after due to “disruptive” behavior, reports News.com.au.
She also previously campaigned for both Hillary Clinton in 2014 and Barack Obama’s re-election in 2012.
Omarossa reportedly “changed sides” when Trump became a candidate and made headlines in September 2016 when she declared “every critic, every detractor, will have to bow down to President Trump”.
“It is the ultimate revenge to become the most powerful man in the universe,” she said.
“It’s so great our enemies are making themselves clear so that when we get in to the White House, we know where we stand,” she then told the Independent Journal Review in November.
“I would never judge anybody for exercising their right to and the freedom to choose who they want. But let me just tell you, Mr Trump has a long memory and we’re keeping a list.”
Trump’s inauguration is due to take place on January 20.