At the Republican National Committee, it’s either get on board with Donald Trump or get out.
For the RNC’s newly hired head of Hispanic media relations, Helen Aguirre Ferré, that means contending with the awkwardness of negative tweets about Trump she personally posted back when she was an adviser to Jeb Bush’s presidential campaign.
No worries. Just hit delete!
Ferré has deleted several tweets from as recently as May criticizing Trump and his lack of popularity with Hispanic voters.
The Washington Post noted Wednesday night that Ferré had deleted a tweet written in Spanish from May citing a poll indicating that Trump’s nomination could deter Cuban-Americans in Florida from voting for Republicans.
And Media Matters rounded up several cached deleted tweets from Ferré in which she noted Trump’s lack of popularity with Hispanic voters and criticized the real estate mogul.
In a May tweet captured by Media Matters, Ferré wrote, “Hispanic Repubs caught in 2016 meat grinder. Trump faces stiff opposition from Hispanic Republicans” with a link to a Washington Examiner story titled “Trump faces stiff opposition from Hispanic Republicans.”
“Wonder if @ChrisChristie and @SenatorSessions now regret supporting Trump or do the means justify the end? Telling either way,” she wrote in a February tweet that has since been deleted.
In a March tweet, Ferré seemed to criticize Trump for the protests in Chicago that forced him to cancel a rally. “Thank you! @tedcruz and @marcorubio agree that @realDonaldTrump bears responsibility for violence in Chicago today,” she wrote in a tweet at the time, according to Media Matters.
She also criticized Trump’s comments about Carly Fiorina in September. “@JebBush right to defend Carly Fiorina from @realDonaldTrump insults:she,women & country deserve better,” she wrote in a tweet highlighted by Media Matters.
Ferré also deleted a few tweets referencing stories critical of Trump.
In February, she shared a New York Times op-ed titled “How Donald Trump’s Squeeze on Immigrants Will Backfire.” And in April she shared a story in The Hill titled “Trump back to being Trump,” which detailed Trump’s attacks on his primary opponents.
“It’s all he’ll ever be & it’s not flattering,” she wrote in one tweet sharing The Hill’s story.
Ferré was hired by the RNC to replace Ruth Guerra, who allegedly left the committee because she was uncomfortable with Donald Trump’s candidacy.