Former ‘Apprentice’ star Omarosa Manigault to be hired by Trump White House – AP

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Omarosa Manigault, director of African American outreach for President-elect Donald Trump walks through the lobby of Trump Tower on December 15, 2016 in New York. / AFP / KENA BETANCUR (KENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON — Omarosa Manigault is getting hired.

A memorable contestant in the first season of “The Apprentice,” Manigault is expected to join President-elect Donald Trump’s White House staff, according to two people familiar with the decision. Her job is expected to focus on public engagement.

Manigault was one of Trump’s most prominent African-American supporters during the campaign and has been working with his transition team. This will be her second tour of duty at the White House — she worked in the office of Vice President Al Gore during the Clinton Administration.

The Trump transition team did not respond to inquiries about Manigault’s role. The two people familiar with the decision insisted on anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the hiring process publicly.