This month, the head of Hispanic media relations for the Republican National Committee is to resign, apparently over her discomfort and unease with the party working to elect GOP front-runner Donald Trump.
Ruth Guerra, 28, who is of Mexican descent, was in charge of carrying the party’s message to Hispanic voters, but she will be joining the American Action Network, a Republican-aligned super PAC, she confirmed in an interview on Wednesday, the New York Times reports.
One co-worker described the move as a promotion; however, Guerra told colleagues this year that she was uncomfortable working for Trump, according to two RNC aides who requested anonymity in order to speak openly about the difficulties surrounding the party’s presumptive presidential nominee.
The New York Times reports:
‘It is relatively rare for party staff members to leave the national committee in the midst of a presidential campaign unless they are going to work directly for the nominee.
Ms. Guerra declined to discuss her feelings about Mr. Trump, who is deeply unpopular with Hispanic voters, but said, “I’ve had a great nearly two years at the R.N.C., and I’m excited for the new opportunities that I will have at A.A.N.”’
While working for the RNC, Guerra was a frequent guest on Spanish-language television networks.
Guerra isn’t alone. In fact, a handful of other RNC aides have left the party or started looking for new work since Trump became the GOP presumptive nominee.
According to Trump, he will get the Hispanic vote, but that appears to be a fantasy.
Trump has suggested that Mexican migrants were drug dealers and rapists, saying, “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best.”
And again, Trump recently made racist remarks, this time while in San Diego, a few miles from the Mexican border.
Trump invoked the ethnic heritage of the federal judge who is presiding over a class-action lawsuit filed by former Trump University students against the billionaire candidate. Trump appears to have a vendetta against him.
“I have a judge who is a hater of Donald Trump, a hater. He’s a hater,” Trump said at a campaign rally in San Diego, adding that he believed the judge is a “Mexican.” However, Curiel was born in Indiana to parents of Mexican descent.
Trump went on to suggest taking action against the judge after the election. He said, “They ought to look into Judge Curiel, because what Judge Curiel is doing is a total disgrace. Okay? But we will come back in November. Wouldn’t that be wild if I am president and come back and do a civil case? Where everybody likes it. Okay. This is called life, folks.”
Trump is embedded with scandals at the moment. USA TODAY conducted an analysis of legal filings across the United States and found that Trump and his businesses have been involved in at least 3,500 legal actions in federal and state courts during the past three decades, ranging from skirmishes with casino patrons to million-dollar real estate suits to personal defamation lawsuits.
And that analysis doesn’t include Trump University and the scandal surrounding its unsavory practices.
Trump would have his hands full trying to exact revenge on each judge. That is, if the bombastic billionaire’s political aspirations ever come to fruition.
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