Black conservative pundit Paris Dennard has been through quite the journey as Trump's "Black voice" in America. After getting fired from CNN in 2018 over sexual misconduct allegations while he was among the faculty as Arizona State University, Dennard remained Trump's loudest Black supporter, joining the RNC in 2020 as national spokesman and Black affairs director.
The Republican National Committee has fired Paris Dennard as its national spokesman, according to two people familiar with the move.
Dennard had been serving as a national spokesman and director of Black media affairs for the committee. He started working for the RNC in March 2020.
“Paris Dennard no longer works for the RNC. We don’t comment on personnel matters,” RNC chief of staff Mike Reed said in a statement.
One person familiar with the firing said it took place earlier this week. Dennard did not respond to a request for comment.
Dennard, a veteran of the George W. Bush White House, was a high-profile on-air surrogate for former President Donald Trump. Dennard served on Trump’s commission on White House Fellowships, and during the 2020 campaign he was on the advisory board of Black Voices for Trump, an initiative aimed at helping the former president expand his share of the Black vote.
You'd think Dennard would have been a vital tool for Trump right now, as far as coordinating his message through the RNC with campaign season underway, and with the message to Black voters that if Trump can be "targeted by the FBI" then we certainly have a lot to worry about.
But the message I'm seeing is Dennard got tossed out like the trash, no reason given, and a passing mention in Politico is all that stands as memorial to him even being employed by the RNC for two years.
There's a lesson here for those who choose to learn it.