To those who saw her appearances on Donald Trump's reality TV program, The Apprentice, Omarosa Manigault could only be described as a villain.
But she has a Ph.D. in communications from Howard University in Washington, D.C., and she now teaches at her alma mater's business school in its Executive Education and Executive MBA programs. She's also an ordained Baptist minister.
Earlier this week, however, she served as an official campaign surrogate for her former boss, Republican presidential front-runner Trump, at the Rev. Al Sharpton's National Action Network convention in New York City. She used the opportunity to discuss how Romans 13 would come into play in this year's presidential election.
"Romans 13 tells us that there is no authority but that that God ordains," she said. "And so now no matter what side of the aisle that you're on whether you're Republican or Democrat, independent. Whether you're with Bernie or with Sandy, it doesn't matter. What matters is that no matter who goes in office every knee shall bow and every tongue must confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. Amen? ...
"This is the day that the Lord has made and we shall rejoice no matter where we are or how many VIPs are in the room, let me just tell you. The most important name that's in my [book] is that of Jesus Christ, amen somebody.
"My goal in this unique election is that of a clergy member. When me and 100 other clergy stood up there with Donald Trump folks almost lost their mind. But I know what the word of God says.
"It says go ye therefore unto all nations and teach, baptize and then teach again, amen? And so I'm gonna do what God called me to do which is to advise the word of God to people who may not always look like us, who don't always agree with us.
"I'm not going to insult your intelligence and say that our agenda is specifically designed to appease the folks in this room, but he stands on his vision and out of loyalty, I stood with my friend. In fact, I have been called names by some of the folks up on this panel. Amen somebody, but I ain't never scared. No justice, no peace."
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