RNC official handling outreach to Hispanic media quits due to Trump

Story highlights

  • Ruth Guerra is stepping down as the director of Hispanic media at the RNC
  • Guerra is parting ways with the RNC because she was uncomfortable with Trump as the party's presidential nominee

(CNN)A top official at the Republican National Committee overseeing the party's outreach to Hispanic media is resigning over apparent misgivings about Donald Trump.

Ruth Guerra is stepping down as the director of Hispanic media at the RNC to take a job at the American Action Network, a conservative super PAC.
    A GOP source confirmed to CNN that Guerra is parting ways with the RNC because she was uncomfortable with Trump as the party's presidential nominee.
    Trump's campaign has been fueled by his calls for tough policies aimed at stemming illegal immigration, drawing sharp rebukes from Latino activists and elected officials. Guerra, 28, is of Mexican descent.
    As head of Hispanic media relations, Guerra would have been responsible for regularly explaining and defending Trump's comments on the record, making the position untenable for her, according to a GOP source.
    Guerra did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
    The news of her resignation was first reported by The New York Times.
    The RNC announced Wednesday that Guerra will be replaced by Helen Aguirre Ferre. On Thursday, the liberal watchdog group Media Matters reported that Ferre scrubbed tweets in which she criticized Trump.