Adviser to LePage to become Trump speechwriter

FILE - In this March 3, 2016, file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is welcomed to the stage by Maine Gov. Paul LePage, in Portland, Maine. LePage has floated the idea he could play a role in a Trump presidency, a move that might benefit the state's Senate president, a fellow Republican with whom he has had a tepid relationship .(AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)
President Donald Trump and Maine Gov. Paul LePage. –Robert F. Bukaty/Associated Press

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — An adviser to Republican Gov. Paul LePage is leaving the administration to become a speechwriter for President Donald Trump.

David Sorensen called the new job an “extraordinary honor.”

In a social media post, he said it’s an opportunity “to help President Trump make America great again just as Governor LePage has made Maine great again.”

Sorensen served as a spokesman for House Republican leader Kenneth Fredette and for the Maine Republican Party before taking a job as an adviser to the governor on health care policy under Mary Mayhew in the Department of Health and Human Services.

He said he’s moving to Washington, D.C., on Sunday. Mayhew herself resigned this week. She hasn’t announced what she’ll be doing next.

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