Helen Aguirre Ferre, a Hispanic journalist hired by the RNC to evangelize Donald Trump to the Latino community, has spent previous months bashing the GOP nominee, including an interview where she likened him to a "street dog."
Trump "is a person that is beyond combative," Aguirre Ferre says in the Spanish-speaking interview.
"He's quarrelsome kind of a like a street dog."
In a statement from the RNC, Aguirre Ferre said she's "eager to make the case to the Hispanic community why Republican ideas and values are the way forward for our country after eight years of an Obama agenda which has failed all Americans," The Washington Post reports.
Ahead of the announcement by the RNC, Aguirre Ferre, a former aide to Jeb Bush's presidential campaign and political commentator for Univision, scrubbed her Twitter account of 12 tweets that were hyper-critical of Trump, Media Matters reports.
In a March interview on Newsmax TV,
Aguirre Ferre put the blame on Trump for the protests in Chicago, some of them violent, that broke out ahead of a rally of his, calling him an "instigator."
"I think it's more than clear, Donald Trump has contributed to this [culture of violence] and there is very clear evidence in his speeches and his rallies that he does instigate that violence," she told Newsmax. "But just the introduction to that in the political context, from a candidate, is so dangerous and so divisive."
However, Aguirre Ferre would not respond to a direct question from the Post about her criticisms of Trump.
"I look forward to the opportunity to continue to reach out to the Hispanic community to talk about how we can turn this crippling economy around, appoint Supreme Court Justices who will not legislate from the bench, replace Obamacare, improve national security and provide a better future with better jobs for our children and grandchildren," she said in an email to the Post.
© 2021 Newsmax. All rights reserved.