White House hires new African American director of outreach
District of Columbia
Carol Ozemhoya | OW Contributor | 6/12/2019, 10:34 a.m.
The White House has reportedly hired Nicole Frazier as its new director of African-American outreach after a months-long vacancy, reports the Hill. Frazier has worked as Sen. Cory Gardner’s (Republican – Colorado) regional director. According to Axios, Frazier succeeds Henry Childs II as head of the White House Office of Public Liaison (OPL). Childs replaced Omarosa Manigualt Newman after she was fired in 2017. Childs was hired by the Commerce Department in September and handled responsibilities until March, when the White House began looking for a replacement. “I’m glad President Trump was able to identify such a capable person in Nicole, to serve in OPL for this incredibly important position,” Paris Dennard, who served as White House director of Black outreach under George W. Bush, said. “It’s a good thing to have another African American at the table in the White House as our advocate and I stand ready to help her succeed,” Dennard added. Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign is said to be developing a digital strategy in hopes of increasing support among Black Americans as well as Hispanic Americans and suburban women.