Donald Trump might say that he “loves Hispanics,” but if the news today about the Republican National Committee’s Director of Hispanic Media is any indication, they don’t necessarily love him back.
The New York Times talked to several RNC aides, who anonymously detailed how Trump’s ascendance is still a major cause of concern and frustration for traditionally-conservative figures. Two aides told the Times that Ruth Guerra (who is of Mexican descent) felt “uncomfortable working for Mr. Trump,” and that she will soon step down for a role in the conservative-leaning American Action Network super-PAC.
Guerra declined to offer her personal views about the presumptive nominee, but she said, “I’ve had a great nearly two years at the RNC, and I’m excited for the new opportunities that I will have at AAN.”
Guerra’s departure is the latest sign that Trump still has a long way to go towards unifying his party and improving his relationship with the Hispanic demographic. Multiple Republican figures continue to resign or speak against Trump, and he has recently re-opened wounded feelings with Hispanic people by targeting the Mexican heritage of the judge presiding over the lawsuit he faces over Trump University.
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