Donald Trump has hired Jason Miller to serve as senior adviser for his campaign, finally providing help to the one-woman communications shop Hope Hicks.
Jason Miller led communications for the Ted Cruz campaign and will become Trump’s senior adviser for communications, as first reported by Bloomberg and since confirmed by CNN. He becomes the most senior member of the Cruz campaign to jump ship to Trump’s team.
Miller was previously critical of Trump while working for Cruz, once saying: “When things don’t go his way, he acts out and he calls names and I’m sure he’s on Twitter as we speak.”
Hicks, 27, started off with the Trump family by working on Ivanka Trump’s fashion collection and has largely been running the campaign’s communications by herself. The addition of Miller gives Hicks a political veteran to work with, something that has been rumored for several weeks.
Miller is a partner and vice president for Jamestown Associates, a Washington, D.C.-area campaign-consulting firm. He has an extensive history of helping guide GOP campaigns, including Rudy Giuliani, Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin and South Carolina Congressman Mark Sanford.
The Trump campaign is expected to add more communications staffers as it gears up for the GOP convention in Cleveland, Ohio, next month.
Miller’s hiring comes the week after Corey Lewandowski was fired as Trump’s campaign manager. Lewandowski has since joined CNN.