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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Omarosa Manigault (R) attend a church service, in Detroit, Michigan, U.S., September 3 2016. (Carlo Allegri)


Omarosa Manigault says she changed parties for Trump

October 26, 2016

In an interview with The New York Times, Omarosa Manigault, head of African-American outreach for Donald Trump’s campaign and an ex-Apprentice contestant, defended her boss’ record with women and minorities, and revealed that she changed her party affiliation to Republican specifically because of Trump. “When Donald announced, my decision was to support my friend in his desire to become the president of the United States. We jokingly called ourselves Trumplicans at the beginning,” she told the Times. “For independent-minded voters who want to see a change — I mean, even his children were not registered Republican. In the last few months, I feel like my eyes have been opened to the need for a greater presence of African-Americans in the Republican Party. Or in any party,” she said, adding that the Republican party lines up more with her Christian beliefs. When asked about the infamous Access Hollywood tapes where Trump bragged to Billy Bush about forcing himself on women, she responded “He apologized. He apologized to his family; they accepted his apology, and so do I.”

Read the full story at The New York Times.


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