Omarosa Manigault

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Omarosé Onee Manigault (born February 5, 1974) is an American television personality who briefly served in the Trump Administration before turning against President Donald Trump.

Manigault was a Democrat. In the 1990s, she worked in the office of Vice President Al Gore during Bill Clinton's administration. The White House Personnel Office later transferred her to the Commerce Department.[1]

In 2004, Manigault was a contestant on NBC's reality TV Series, The Apprentice. She joined the Trump Organization and later appeared on Celebrity Apprentice in 2008. In August 2009, Omarosa enrolled at the United Theological Seminary in Ohio to pursue a Doctor of Ministry degree.[2] She was ordained on February 27, 2012.[3]

Manigault was director of African-American outreach for the 2016 Donald Trump Presidential Campaign. She was one of nine members of the Trump transition team.[4] In the White House, as a special assistant to President Trump, Manigault had walk-in privileges.[5] According to a White House list of staff salaries, Manigault was among the White House advisers earning the highest salary allowed, $179,700 a year.[6] Manigault remained on salary until Jan 20, 2018, but has resigned and left the White House.[6]

Manigault turned against President Trump after leaving the White House, making absurd claims about President Trump's mental condition and attitudes on race, and she wrote a discredited[7] book with such claims.[8] She also released several tapes of conversations in the White House she had recently recorded.[9]


  1. Omarosa's Long History of Being Fired. People (April 8, 2004).
  2. "Reality TV villain Omarosa entering a seminary", Dayton Daily News, Yahoo! News, August 14, 2009. 
  3. Stodghill, Alexis Garrett (February 27, 2012). Reality TV star Omarosa has been ordained as 'Rev. Manigault'. The Grio.
  4. Conway, Madeline, "Omarosa joins Trump transition team", Politico, December 15, 2016.
  5. Karni, Annie. "Trump's open door Oval Office", Politico, February 23, 2017. Retrieved on February 23, 2017. 
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Omarosa Manigault speaks out about WH exit: 'I have seen things that have made me uncomfortable'", ABC News, Dec 14, 2017. Retrieved on December 16, 2017. 
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