In a blow to Donald Trump’s chances in Florida, the chief spokesman for the Florida GOP for the last year, Wadi Gaitan, is quitting his job because he won’t support Trump.
Gaitan, who is Latino, stated, "I’m thankful for my almost two years with the Florida GOP, however, moving on gives me a great, new opportunity to continue promoting free market solutions while avoiding efforts that support Donald Trump.”
Gaitan will join the LIBRE Initiative, supported by billionaires Charles and David Koch; he had served for two years on Capitol Hill as a House Republican Conference spokesman. LIBRE works with Latino communities to convince them of the rightness of conservative policies.
In April, when the Trump campaign complained of a rigged delegate system in Florida, Gaitan wrote on Facebook, “Unlike Trump's campaign manager's false attacks of a ‘rigged’ delegate system in Florida, we have been fair and transparent with our delegate election process.” He told CNN, “MR. Lewandowski got his facts wrong … those are the rules and we follow those here in Florida. And that’s what he got wrong. We believe it’s counterproductive to go on national TV with false accusations, give false statements — it doesn’t help unite our party.”
"Moving on gives me a great, new opportunity to continue promoting free market solutions while avoiding efforts that support Donald Trump.”
In June, Ruth Guerra, the Republican National Committee's head of Hispanic media, quit to join the American Action Network, a Republican-aligned super PAC. She had told colleagues she was uncomfortable working for Trump, as The New York Times reported.
Gaitan is a fierce critic of Hillary Clinton; one needs only to visit his Twitter site to see his deep antipathy for the Democratic candidate.