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."So if there's a group that's particularly concerned with an issue, and they want to bring in 10 or 12 folks, we'll put them in a room with some of our policy team and they'll link up that way."actor Michael Clarke Duncan, and the two became engaged.“I believe the first reason that Donald Trump is running for president is because he truly believes that he can help turn the nation around,” Manigault told Frontline.“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.
He judges them on their ability to do the job.”Reporter April Ryan has said that Manigault "physically intimidated" her outside White House press secretary Sean Spicer’s West Wing office, according to the Ryan also said that Manigault, her former friend, threatened her and suggested that Trump officials had a "dossier" on her, as well as other African American journalists.In July 2016, she joined his campaign as the director of African-American outreach for his campaign.In September, she explained her decision to work with Trump politically.When Duncan passed away following a heart attack in 2012, Manigault was the primary benefactor of his will, but his family later claimed that she had influenced him to change the will when he wasn't of sound mind and then "fixated" on his money while he was hospitalized.Manigault publicly defended herself, telling TMZ, "I don't control the estate or the finances and Judy [Duncan's sister] knows it.