Just hours after The New York Times reported that Laura Loomer appeared to be on her way to securing a role in Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, the far-right anti-Muslim activist is no longer under consideration.
That’s according to The Times’ Maggie Haberman, who along with Jonathan Swan first reported on Friday that Trump had told aides to hire Loomer.
That’s apparently not going to happen.
“After our reporting, a high-ranking Trump official says Loomer is not getting hired,” Haberman tweeted.
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“Before the intense blowback, Trump had been telling aides to give Loomer a job, obsessed with her attacks on DeSantis. But the intense reaction to it being reported changed things.”
Loomer attended Trump’s Mar-a-Lago speech Tuesday night after the former president’s arraignment in Manhattan, and the two had met recently to discuss role in support of his candidacy, the report says.
After The Times reported Trump was likely to hire Loomer, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), whose influence appears to be growing within the GOP, blasted Loomer.
“Laura Loomer is mentally unstable and a documented liar,” Greene tweeted.
“She can not be trusted. She spent months lying about me and attacking me just because I supported Kevin McCarthy for Speaker and after I had refused to endorse her last election cycle.”
Loomer has a history of racist comments that prompted ride-sharing apps Uber and Lyft to ban her, NBC News reports.
“Someone asked me, ‘Are you pro-white nationalism?’ Yes. I’m pro-white nationalism,” Loomer said during a 2017 interview on the far-right podcast Nationalist Public Radio, The Times reports.
“But there’s a difference between white nationalism and white supremacy. Right? And a lot of liberals and left-wing globalist Marxist Jews don’t understand that."
“So this country really was built as the white Judeo-Christian ethnostate, essentially. Over time, immigration and all these calls for diversity, it’s starting to destroy this country.”