UPDATE January 4, 2017:
According to CNN, Omarosa Manigault has accepted aÂ position as a public liaison under the Trump Administration. Within this role, she will handle community issues and outreach.
Learn 5 interesting things about the reality-star-turned-White-House-official via Heavy.com.
This article was originally published December 16, 2016.
Reality starÂ Omarosa ManigaultÂ has officially joinedÂ President-elect Donald Trumpâs transition team executive committee,Â PoliticoÂ reports.
The 42-year-old TV personalityâwho admitted to being a former, lifelong Democratâdropped her ties to the Democrat Party and began helping Trump court black votes on the campaign trial in July, as his director of African American Outreach. Now, sheâll join the real estate mogul in the White House.
Although Omarosa is primarily known for her role as a combative rabble-rouser on the first season of TrumpâsÂ The Apprentice, sheâs no stranger to politics. Before signing on to the hit reality series, she worked for formerÂ Vice President Al GoreÂ under theÂ Clinton administration. She also worked on President Obamaâs 2008 campaign.
Last month, she made headlines when she claimed that theÂ Trump campaignÂ was keeping a list of enemies. âLet me just tell you, Mr. Trump has a long memory, and weâre keeping a list,â she said. In addition, in September she toldÂ Frontline, âEvery critic, every detractor, will have to bow down to President Trump. Itâs everyone whoâs ever doubted Donald, who ever disagreed, who ever challenged him. It is the ultimate revenge to become the most powerful man in the universe.â
Earlier this week, TrumpÂ incited a storm of fury from Democrats, environmental groups, and even some Republicans, when he announced his decisionÂ to nominateÂ ExxonMobil CEOÂ Rex TillersonÂ as Secretary of State.
âI am deeply troubled by Donald Trumpâs decision to nominate ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson to serve as our nationâs chief diplomat,â said CaliforniaÂ Rep. Barbara Lee, in a statement. âDonald Trumpâs irresponsible selection of someone with no foreign policy experience for this post is unconscionable and dangerous,â she added.
On the contrary, the reality star-turned-president-elect described Tillerson as one of âthe greatest business leaders in the world,â onÂ Twitter.