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Trump Media Hires Former Nunes Aides, Donald Jr., and ‘Apprentice’ Contestants

Devin Nunes, the previous Republican congressman from California who now heads the social media start-up backed by former President Donald J. Trump, has introduced in two former aides as officers within the firm.

The roles for the 2 former aides, Kashyap Patel and Scott Glabe, had been reported by Trump Media & Expertise Group in a corporate filing final week in Florida. Mr. Patel was listed as a director of the year-old firm and Mr. Gable was listed as its basic counsel.

The submitting additionally lists Mr. Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., as a director, together with Wes Moss, a monetary adviser and a contestant on Mr. Trump’s previous actuality TV present, “The Apprentice.” Mr. Moss and one other former “Apprentice” contestant had pitched Mr. Trump on the thought of a conservative media firm, The New York Instances reported final 12 months.

Mr. Nunes, who was one among Mr. Trump’s most loyal allies in Congress, stepped down from his seat in January to turn out to be chief govt of Trump Media. Mr. Patel, often called “Kash,” labored for the Nationwide Safety Council throughout the Trump administration after serving as a senior adviser to Mr. Nunes. Mr. Glabe, one other former high staffer to Mr. Nunes, additionally labored in Trump administration.

Mr. Nunes didn’t reply to requests for remark.

The submitting lists a Sarasota, Fla., enterprise handle for Trump Media, which additionally has registered to function in Georgia and nonetheless lists Mr. Trump’s membership at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Seashore, Fla., as its predominant company workplace. The submitting was first reported by the Sarasota Herald Tribune.

Trump Media’s flagship app, Reality Social, has struggled since its launch earlier this 12 months, and the corporate’s merger with Digital World Acquisition Corp., a special-purpose acquisition firm, has been dogged by an investigation by securities regulators.

With Elon Musk planning a takeover try at Twitter, Reality Social additionally has to deal with the potential for a management change atop one among its market’s dominant firms. Shares of Digital World have fallen sharply since Mr. Musk’s bid and had been buying and selling 14 % decrease at noon on Monday.

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