Donald Trump’s campaign announced a trio of new hires Tuesday morning as it ramps up its general election operation to combat the massive team backing Democrat Hillary Clinton.
1. Former Republican National Committee communications department staff member Michael Abboud will join the Trump campaign as a communications coordinator. Abboud will focus on rapid response and daily messaging.
2. Alan Cobb, formerly a senior adviser to the Trump campaign, will take on the role of director of coalitions, “organizing and managing the numerous coalition groups that currently support, and will support, Mr. Trump for president.” Cobb has worked previously in different capacities for multiple Kansas Republicans, including former Sen. Bob Dole, Sen. Pat Roberts and Rep. Mike Pompeo.
3. Jason Miller, a former staff member for Sen. Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign, will serve as senior communications adviser. Miller, the first former Cruz campaign member to join the presumptive Republican nominee’s team, will work to build out a “full Communications Department to deliver victory this November,” the Trump campaign’s announcement said. His hiring was initially reported by Bloomberg News and confirmed by POLITICO on Monday night.“As we continue to work to defeat Hillary Clinton this November, I am constantly building a superior political team,” Trump said in the statement. “After winning the most votes in the history of a Republican primary contest, we are taking our messages to the people so that we can make American great again.”