Jun 10, 2021
Jason Miller leaving job as Trump spokesperson to join tech company
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Jason Miller, a longtime Trump campaign aide, will be leaving his role as the former president's chief spokesperson for a job leading a tech start-up company, two people familiar with the plans confirmed Thursday.
Miller has been Trump's spokesperson since he left office in January after working as a strategist on the 2020 campaign.He is expected to remain in Trump's orbit, but will no longer be involved with day-to-day operations.
Trump has already started interviewing potential replacements, one official said.
It was not immediately clear what company Miller was joining, but an official said it owns one of the social media platforms Trump is considering joining after being banned from Twitter and suspended from Facebook over his incendiary and baseless claims about fraud in the 2020 election that led up to and followed the Jan. 6 Capitol riots.
Miller served as a top adviser to the president during Trump's 2016 campaign and went on to work as the spokesman for the presidential transition that same year. He shifted from a communications role to a strategy role when he joined the 2020 campaign.
Trump has remained politically active since leaving office, hosting GOP lawmakers at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida and issuing statements with increasing frequency through his political action committee.
Trump spoke at a North Carolina GOP event last weekend and is expected to resume holding rallies this summer as he seeks to cement his influence over the party while teasing a potential 2024 run for president.Tags Trump campaign Trump 2024
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Maxine Waters: Im Told Organizing for January 6 Riot Took Place in the Trump Campaign
Saturday, during an appearance on CNN, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) suggested the Trump campaign played a role in the January 6 Capitol Hill riot.
Waters made those remarks when asked by CNN’s Jim Acosta to react to what he called Republicans blaming the FBI.
“They can say whatever they want to say,” Waters declared. “One of the things we know is we need a commission, and they are opposing a commission to find out who all was involved. Where did the money come from to send busloads of people in? Who supported them in all of this? Where was the organizing taking place? I’m told there was organizing taking place right in the Trump campaign. And so, if they are really concerned about why our Capitol was invaded and why there was an insurrection, they would support a commission to find out. But they don’t want to know because too many of them side with them and support what they have done, and they are not going to call them to task for it.”
“It is outrageous what happened to us, that the Capitol of the United States was invaded by domestic terrorists,” she continued. “And they don’t want to live up to it and admit what took place. They call themselves patriots, but that speech that you heard me give on the floor, I challenge their patriotism. And I told them that they were not really patriots. And they’re the ones who claim to be more patriotic than anybody else. But I’m going to keep challenging them because they have joined in supporting literally the fact that not only were we invaded, there was a noose that was hanging at opening of the Capitol grounds, threatening to hang even the vice president at that time of the United States.”
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