Trump hires ex-Cruz aide as communications director
© Getty Images

Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump administration eyes proposal to block jet engine sales to China: report Trump takes track to open Daytona 500 Brazile 'extremely dismayed' by Bloomberg record 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 CruzCruz 'impresses' his daughter with Chris Evans meeting Three Senate primaries to watch on Super Tuesday The advantage of paying for medical care directly 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.