Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has lost a key Hispanic supporter in Texas after his speech Wednesday night on immigration.
Asked early Thursday morning if he would continue to raise money for Trump – as he has done for weeks in Houston – Monty replied: “No way Jose … it is pouring money down the drain.” He suggested he would instead focus on providing financial support for down-ballot races.
The Trump campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Monty’s resignation.
Trump’s candidacy has left Hispanic Republicans in Texas in very different positions. Some, like Monty until Wednesday night, had gotten deeply involved in the campaign in hopes of influencing the nominee on issues like immigration, while others, like veteran ad maker Lionel Sosa, have decided to leave the party altogether this election cycle.
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- Trump and his surrogates have sent a flurry of mixed signals about his immigration positions, creating widespread confusion that the nominee was expected to (try to) clear up in a speech Wednesday in Arizona.
This article originally appeared in The Texas Tribune, a nonpartisan, nonprofit media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them – about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues.
Top image: Republican Presidential nominee, Donald Trump speaks at an August 23, 2016 rally in Austin, Texas. Photo by Marjorie Kamys Cotera for the Texas Tribune.