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Omarosa Manigault Allegedly Injured

| by Sheena Vasani

Omarosa Manigault, President Donald Trump's assistant communications director for the Office of the Public Liaison, was allegedly injured and taken to a medical center.

A former cast member on "The Apprentice," Manigault reportedly injured her leg at the White House, but it is not known why or how, the New York Daily News reports.

It is believed she may have been injured at some point in January, as she was seen wearing an orthopedic boot on Jan. 27.

She was reportedly taken to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, for treatment.

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Manigault was one of the most ardent African-American supporters of the Trump presidential campaign, initially supporting Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton before switching.

Consequently, while some sent their sympathies, many made jokes out of the incident.

"Either a severe case of critically-chapped lips from @$$-kissing, or twisted her ankle tripping over one of the many lies," wrote one person on New York Daily News' Facebook page.

"She probably just figured it out that her and Ben Carson are the only two black people in the White House," chimed in another. "Now back out slowly and try not to make any eye contact, when you get to the gate run like h*ll !!"

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It is not clear whether Manigault has broken a bone, but it appears she can walk normally as she was present at Trump's Feb. 2 National African American History Month "listening session."

At the same session, Manigault and Trump reportedly discussed the possibility of an executive order regarding historically black colleges and universities, BuzzFeed News reports.

Trump asked about the status of Howard University, allegedly expressing outrage that former President Barack Obama had not done more for the campus.

“He was shocked and upset to learn what happened under the previous administration,” said Paris Dennard, a political commentator who works on strategic communications for the Thurgood Marshall College Fund.

Later, Trump reportedly said he wanted to help struggling historically black colleges and universities. Manigault reportedly proposed an executive order that would allow him to do so, although Manigault declined to confirm this.

“I can, however, reinforce the president’s commitment to support historically black colleges and universities, as well as school choice, as he stated throughout the campaign,” Manigault said.

Sources: New York Daily News, New York Daily News/Facebook, BuzzFeed News / Photo credit: Omarosa/Twitter

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