RNC Outreach Official Quits, New Official Deletes Anti-Trump Tweets

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

The head of Hispanic media relations for the RNC has reportedly resigned from her position because she simply can't get on board with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

Ruth Guerra, who is of Mexican descent and was in charge of carrying the party’s message to Hispanic voters, is joining the American Action Network, a Republican-aligned “super PAC,” she confirmed in a brief interview on Wednesday. [...]

Ms. Guerra told colleagues this year that she was uncomfortable working for Mr. Trump, according two R.N.C. aides who requested anonymity to speak candidly about the difficulties surrounding the party’s presumptive standard-bearer.

We understand.

The RNC quickly scooped up a new head of Hispanic media relations this morning, but their new hire apparently has a history of saying negative things about Donald Trump before he become their nominee.

Aguirre Ferre deleted at least one tweet critical of Trump, but a cached copy of the tweet from mid-May shows that it linked to a poll suggesting Miami-area Cuban Americans would leave the GOP if the businessman won the nomination.

During an appearance last August on Mega TV's "Ahora con Oscar Haza," she also criticized Trump for his "extremely offensive" attack on Bush's wife. Trump had retweeted an offensive comment about Columba Bush, who was born in Mexico.

Ferre also appeared on Univision where she told host Jorge Ramos that some Republicans don't believe Trump is a "real conservative."

As far as I can tell what makes a "real conservative" is being willing to sell your soul to the devil. Donald Trump has insulted virtually everyone not named Donald Trump, but they're still willing to shine his shoes.

To her limited credit (because the RNC was a shitbox long before the era of Trump) Guerra had enough self-respect to leave. Others do not.

  • muselet

    Mitt Romney managed to get 27% of the Latino vote in 2012. John McCain got 31% in 2008. George W Bush got 44% in 2004. The record low for an R was 21% for Bob Dole in 1996.

    As of last week, one poll showed Donald Trump at 28% support while other, earlier polls had shown 12–18% support (confounding factors: the earlier polls were done before Trump was the nominee, the later poll was not offered in Spanish, the NBC News/Survey Monkey poll was online only and online polls have consistently overestimated Trump’s support). This news will not help either Trump or downticket Rs.

    If Trump doesn’t beat Bob Dole’s record this year, I’ll be very surprised.


    • Victor the Crab

      And yet, somehow, we hear from people like Scott “Dilbert” Adams that Drumph will easily win the presidency because he’s a very persuasive individual. How the fuck does he think he can do that when the majority of key demographics, like Latinos, other minorities, and women, hate his overstuffed Cheeto like guts?

      • muselet

        Donald Trump is persuasive, in the same way a used-car salesman is persuasive, and for the same reason: he is never, ever, in doubt about anything he says. Of course that 1989 Buick LeSabre will get 30 miles per gallon! Of course Mexico will pay for a border wall! Don’t be ridiculous! I wouldn’t lie to you!

        There is a non-zero probability of a President Donald John Trump, even though minorities, women and people with IQs above room temperature Celsius hate the man. As I’ve said before, all it would take is for the economy to go for a Burton, or for some terrorist wannabe with brown skin and a beard to do something big and deadly. The Right-wing Wurlitzer is blaring in the ears of half of us, and anything bad that happens will be the fault of those dastardly unMurcan librul scum Demonrats.

        In the absence of a catastrophic event, though, I think Scott Adams is probably wrong.


      • gescove

        Your comment about Scott Adams prompted me to look at his blog. Remind me not to consult him, ever, for his political views… it’s the only way I’ll be able to continue to enjoy reading Dilbert.

    • Toolymegapoopoo

      >If Trump doesn’t beat Bob Dole’s record this year, I’ll be very surprised.

      The fact that he still has anything better than 0% support from Latinos is already very surprising. Well, there are still African American and gay Republicans so I guess I shouldn’t be surprised by anything.

    • JMAshby

      I find it hard to believe Trump will get more than 15 percent

      I believe the math says the GOP needs 40% to win, so..