Repeat Apprentice Contestant Omarosa Manigault May Finally Be Hired By Donald Trump

January 4, 2017, 9:46 AM UTC
Political And Business Visitors At Trump Tower During President-Elect's Transition To The White House
Omarosa Manigault arrives at Trump Tower in New York, Dec. 13, 2016.
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Omarosa Manigault, best-known for repeatedly being fired on the TV show The Apprentice, is being considered for a job in Donald Trump’s White House, a member of the President-elect’s transition team said on Tuesday.

A lecturer on branding and marketing at Howard University and a former Mrs. America pageant contestant, Manigault, 42, was one of Trump’s more visible African-American supporters during his successful election bid.

The Youngstown, Ohio, native also worked at the White House during the Clinton administration, in Vice President Al Gore’s office.

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Trump won national attention by hosting the first 14 seasons of the NBC TV game show The Apprentice, in which contestants vied to demonstrate their business skills and win a job running one of his companies. Typically, Trump would eliminate one hopeful each week with his trademark phrase, “You’re fired.”

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