Trump reboots his team

June 28, 2016
Hope Hicks, communication director for Donald Trump, will be helped by the campaign's three new hires. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Hope Hicks, communication director for Donald Trump, will be joined by three new hires. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri 

Donald Trump’s campaign has hired three new staffers to work on the candidate’s communications team

“We are taking our messages to the people,” Trump said in a news release issued Tuesday.

Trump has been operating with far leaner staff than rival Hillary Clinton since he launched his campaign last year. His campaign staff includes about 70 people, a tenth of Clinton’s, according to recent federal filings. 

The new additions will help deliver his campaign’s rapid responses, integrate his larger campaign messaging, and coordinate with groups supporting him  in the race for the White House, according to the statement.

 The three new additions to Trump’s staff will help bolster his thus-far solitary spokeswoman Hope Hicks, and come after Trump replaced his campaign manager Corey Lewandowski earlier this month.

   The hires include communications adviser Jason Miller, who previously worked on the failed presidential bid of Republican Senator Ted Cruz of Texas; communications coordinator Michael Abboud, a former communications staffer with the Republican National Committee; and director of coalitions Alan Cobb, who had been a senior advisor for the Trump campaign. Trump, a real estate magnate and reality TV star who has never held elective office, is set to become the Republican presidential nominee the party’s convention in July.

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