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It appears that Trump and his contestant have stayed close. She's been loudly supporting Trump for years, and when she is questioned about his leadership potential, she often responds the same way.
"Donald Trump is a very kind person. He has a really good heart," Manigault told CNN.
"He has an incredible heart, and he is an incredible person, and I've gotten to know him over the last 13 years," Manigault said in a Fox News interview.
"I know Donald Trump as a friend. I know his heart. I've known him for 13 years," Manigault said.
While working for a friend probably has its perks, Manigault is likely facing an uphill battle in her new role.
As was pointed out in her interview with MSNBC on Monday, Trump doesn't have much support from African-American voters.
But Manigault has a response to that.
"I look at the data, but my reality is I'm surrounded by people who want to see Donald Trump as the next president of the United States who are African-American," Manigault said.