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Hispanic RNC official reportedly resigning due to Trump

The Republican National Committee's director of Hispanic media is stepping down later this month, after previously telling RNC aides she was uncomfortable working for Donald Trump.

Ruth Guerra, 28, confirmed with The New York Times she is leaving the RNC for the Republican-aligned super PAC American Action Network. Fluent in Spanish and of Mexican descent, Guerra was in charge of getting the Republican Party's message to Hispanic voters, and often appeared as a guest on Spanish-language programs. While she wouldn't elaborate on her feelings about Trump, she said she "had a great nearly two years at the RNC."

It is unusual for a party staff member to leave the national committee during a presidential campaign, the Times reports, unless they go to work for the nominee. Two RNC aides who requested anonymity told the Times there are several staffers, especially younger ones, struggling to rally around Trump. Among other things, Trump has suggested Mexican immigrants are "rapists," said he would force Mexico to pay for a wall between the U.S. and Mexico, and last week, felt the need to tell supporters at a rally that a judge in one of his Trump University lawsuits is "we believe, Mexican."