Trump hires ex-Cruz aide as communications director
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Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpRepublicans aim to avoid war with White House over impeachment strategy New York Times editorial board calls for Trump's impeachment Trump rips Michigan Rep. Dingell after Fox News appearance: 'Really pathetic!' MORE has hired a communications director as he continues to expand his campaign, according to Bloomberg.


Jason Miller has joined Trump’s campaign and will be in charge of the campaign’s messaging and dealing with the media.

Miller formerly served as the senior communications adviser to Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzSunday Talk Shows: Lawmakers look ahead to House vote on articles of impeachment, Senate trial The Hill's Campaign Report: 2020 Democrats trading jabs ahead of Los Angeles debate Senate Republicans air complaints to Trump administration on trade deal MORE’s (R-Texas) presidential campaign and is also a partner at a Washington-based campaign consulting firm.

Trump’s staff expansion comes as the real estate mogul shifts to run a more conventional presidential campaign, in an attempt to overcome recent speed bumps from the past few weeks.

Earlier this month, Trump hired Jim Murphy to replace Rick Wiley as national political director.

He also hired a pollster for New York earlier this month.

Trump fired his embattled campaign manager Corey Lewandowski last week, a move meant to assure Republicans that he is serious about running a more traditional campaign.

His campaign has previously said it wanted to add to the communications team to help out press secretary Hope Hicks. More staff will be added soon, campaign sources told Bloomberg, which reported the hire first.