Jim Crocker, a conservative media personality who helped to launch Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, said Wednesday that he’s not interested in running for president in 2020, despite a campaign promise that he would.
Crocker made his announcement in a series of tweets and posted on Twitter that he was leaving his political views and working for a company that does not work with the Trump administration.
“I am leaving the conservative media and becoming a media consultant,” he wrote.
“The media business has always been a service industry, not a business.”
Crocker did not specify when he would announce his departure from the Trump campaign, nor did he specify which companies he was consulting for.
A spokesman for the campaign said in a statement to USA Today that Crocker was not a part of the campaign or campaign activities and would not work on behalf of the administration.
He did not provide further details about what Crocker would be doing with his consulting company.
Crockets comments come amid an uptick in Republican interest in the race, particularly among voters who have been frustrated with the status quo.
In the wake of the president’s decision to end DACA and his administration’s effort to deport millions of immigrants living in the U.S., Republicans have called for a new generation of candidates who will address immigration and social issues and focus on policies that are in the best interest of the country.
“People are not going back to the way they were,” Crocker said on “America’s Newsroom” Tuesday night.
“And if they do that, they’re going to have a lot more problems in the future.”
Crocketts Twitter feed has been active since early September, when he tweeted that he planned to become a Republican.
He was followed on Twitter by conservative talk show host Michael Savage, who is running for governor of Louisiana, and former Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.), who has endorsed former Alaska Gov.
Sarah Palin for president.
Crockets support of the GOP has been evident.
He has previously retweeted former Alaska governor Sarah Palin and retweeted an image of a photo of him wearing a Trump shirt with the message “It’s time to stand up to the media!”
Crocker has been vocal about the need for an immigration reform plan.
He told ABC News on Thursday that the administration should repeal DACA, as he has said he would do.
The DACA program provides protection to undocumented immigrants who entered the country as children who were brought to the U, many of them with criminal records.
The program has been in place since 2012.
It allows people who were children or young people in the country illegally to stay, with a path to citizenship, if they meet certain requirements.
The government estimates that as many as 7 million people could qualify for protections under the program, but the program is not without controversy.
Critics say it is a path toward mass deportation, while supporters say it helps those who are here legally and can prove their citizenship to their employers.
Crokett has long advocated for border security measures, such as the construction of a wall on the U