Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez may enjoy widespread popularity in the mainstream media and on Twitter, but that hasn’t spread to her own district, where an entire 21% of voters approve of her. Or put in other terms, President Donald Trump is roughly 2.5 times as popular nationally (according to the latest Rasmussen poll) as AOC is in her district. Of course, you’d glean the opposite impression from the mainstream media’s reporting.
It’s still unknown if her seat will survive the 2020 Census. The census will shift congressional seats due to population changes, and New York could lose two seats – one of which could be AOC’s.
Regardless, her campaign communications director isn’t sticking around to find out.
As the Washington Examiner’s John Gage reports: AOC’s communications director Corbin Trent has left her reelection campaign and has joined Sen. Bernie Sanders’s presidential election campaign. The unexpected departure was discovered by the New York Post on Thursday after a reporter had emailed him asking for comment. Trent refused to say why he departed the New York Democrat’s campaign.
Trent was formerly AOC’s communications director in her D.C. office but was reassigned to her reelection campaign in August.
The 31-year-old was a co-founder of Justice Democrats, which helped his former boss to win her congressional seat and become the youngest woman elected to the House.
Trent said he is now with Sanders’s 2020 presidential campaign, where he will work on communications and strategy. AOC endorsed the Vermont independent in October.
Leaving AOC’s campaign for Sanders’ is like leaving the Hindenburg for the Titanic at this point, but we wish Corbin the best regardless!