As director of African-American outreach for the Trump campaign, Manigault coordinated pivotal in-person outreach from Trump to the African-American community, including his first visit to an African-American church, at Great Faith International Ministries in Detroit.
Although she's best known for her reality TV appearances (on , a dating show created by Donald Trump), Manigault brings a unique background to her community outreach appointment. in communications from Howard University and a preacher's license.
"She married to Aaron Stallworth in 2000, but they split in 2005.
In a guest editorial for last month, Manigault called Trump her friend, recalled some of her personal experiences with the president-elect, and defended him against some of his harshest criticisms.
“The second reason I believe is that this is the greatest position in the world, to be at the center of political power, of the universe.
But more importantly, every critic, every detractor will have to bow down to President Trump.” That "bow down" comment didn't go over too well.
When Penn stepped down in 2011, he offered some valuable insight about the role, which might help clarify what Manigault would actually do on a day-to-day basis with the Trump administration."Our office doesn't handle policy, but we help bridge the gap between policies," he explained to ABC News.
"That’s a very difficult environment, because they don’t believe in training.
They just kind of throw you in the fire."Initially, Manigault supported Hillary Clinton.
“I never observed any of the behaviors attributed to him,” she wrote.
“In my experiences with him, he has only been professional. But he is open-minded: He does not judge people on their gender or race.