On Wednesday, President-elect Donald Trump made the announcement of a new batch of White House staff members, picking Omarosa Manigault, a former contestant on the real estate mogul's Reality TV show "The Apprentice" to be the director of communications in the Office of Public Liaison. Jessica Ditto was named as deputy communications director.

White House apprentice?

The 42-year-old Omarosa, who is a regular political commentator on CNN, was born in Ohio and has a master's degree and a Ph.D in communications from Howard University. But she's no stranger to the White House.

Omarosa initially described herself has a Democrat, as she began her career by working in the office of the then-president Al Gore under the Bill Clinton administration. Before she took her role in the Trump campaign, she said in an interview on Frontline, "Every critic, every detractor will have to bow down to President Trump. It's everyone who's ever doubted Donald who ever disagreed, who ever challenged him. It is the ultimate revenge to become the most powerful man in the universe." During Trump's presidential campaign, she was his director of African-American outreach. Trump appears to be confident in Omarosa's capabilities and wrote on Twitter:

Other selections

Donald Trump has chosen Mark Short to serve as director of legislative affairs, while Jen Pavlik, who served as director of operations in the Indiana governor's office, will be Vice president-elect Mike Pence's deputy chief of staff, alongside Josh Pitcock who will be serving as Pence's chief of staff.

Former deputy chief of staff to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) Bill Stepien, who was fired over his role in the Bridgegate scandal will be the White House political director. John DeStefano was named director of presidential personnel, John McEntee will be the president's personal aide, noted Republican opposition researcher Raj Shah will be research director, and George Gigicos will continue to serve as director of advance in the Trump administration.

Keith Schiller, who has been Trump's longtime bodyguard, will occupy a newly created position as director of Oval Office operations.

Here's the report from USA Today about Omarosa's appointment:

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