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Hispanic spokesman leaves Florida GOP because of Trump

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@PatriciaMazzei

Donald Trump has claimed a casualty at the Republican Party of Florida: its communications chief, who is Hispanic.

Wadi Gaitan, whose parents are Honduran, is said to have had too many differences with his political party's presidential nominee to continue defending him to the press.

Gaitan himself wouldn't publicly blame Trump for his departure, though other Hispanic Republicans -- some of them who have or still work in Florida -- did so privately.

"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 said in a statement.

His resignation was first reported by BuzzFeed.

Gaitan is headed back to Washington D.C. to work for the LIBRE Initiative, a conservative Hispanic group backed by the industrialist brothers Charles and David Koch. Neither LIBRE nor the Kochs have backed Trump.

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