- The Washington Times - Thursday, June 2, 2016

The Republican National Committee’s new Hispanic media director has gone on a deleting spree of old tweets critical of Donald Trump after her predecessor resigned Wednesday because she was reportedly “uncomfortable” working with the presumptive GOP presidential nominee.

Journalist Helen Aguirre Ferre, a former aide to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s presidential campaign, tweeted messages critical of Mr. Trump as recently as last month, according to screenshots obtained by Media Matters for America, a liberal watchdog media group.

In a February tweet that has since been deleted, Ms. Ferre wrote: “Wonder if @ChrisChristie and @SenatorSessions now regret supporting Trump or do the means justify the end? Telling either way.”

In September, she wrote that women and the country “deserve better” than a Trump presidency.

She has also tweeted support for the #NeverTrump movement, BuzzFeed reported.

Ms. Ferre has also been critical of Mr. Trump in a multitude of English and Spanish-language interviews.

After tweeting that Mr. Trump “bears responsibility” for the violence outside of his canceled Chicago rally in March, she argued on Newsmax TV the next day that Mr. Trump was “one of the principle instigators of the violence that we’re seeing,” BuzzFeed reported.

“I think it’s more than clear, Donald Trump has contributed to this and there is very clear evidence in his speeches and his rallies that he does instigate that violence, and then he will say I will pay for your attorney or don’t rough them up too much,” she said.

The “introduction of that from a political candidate is so dangerous and so divisive and even when he speaks in defense of this he’s come back to illegal immigration and immigrants as if immigrants were a problem with the violence yesterday,” she added, BuzzFeed reported.

In a Nuestra Tele Noticias appearance last summer, Ms. Ferre said Mr. Trump’s views on issues like abortion and gay marriage were at odds with the Republican Party.

“Donald Trump is a recent Republican, you can’t tell me he speaks for the party, I reject that,” she said at the time, BuzzFeed reported.

Those who are “treating Hispanics badly, they don’t deserve to be the nominee,” she added.

Months after that interview, after Mr. Bush had already dropped out of the race, Ms. Ferre said of Mr. Trump on “Al Punto”: “I’m not going to tell you he’s a misogynist, but I do think there is something that makes him uncomfortable about strong, independent women,” BuzzFeed reported.

Ms. Ferre was hired Wednesday by the RNC to replace Ruth Guerra, who allegedly told colleagues she was leaving because she was uncomfortable with Mr. Trump’s candidacy.

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