A top official inside Florida's Republican Party has resigned from his post because he can no longer stand by GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump.

Wadi Gaitan, who has spent more than a year as the party's director of communications, announced Monday that he had accepted a job with the conservative-leaning Libre Initiative after having grown tired of defending and working to elect Trump. Gaitan's departure was first reported by the Washington Post.

"I'm thankful for my almost two years with the Florida GOP, however, moving on gives me a great, new opportunity to continue promoting free market solutions while avoiding efforts that support Donald Trump," the Hispanic Republican said in a statement.

Before joining the Florida GOP, Gaitan worked on Capitol Hill as press secretary for the House Republican conference and a communications assistant to Mitt Romney. The Republican official reportedly told the Post he had difficulties explaining Trump's comments about women and immigrants in his role as a spokesman for the Florida GOP. Building a better relationship between Hispanic immigrants and the Republican Party has been complicated by Trump's candidacy, Gaitain said.

His decision to leave his current post comes two months after Ruth Guerra left her own job as the Republican National Committee's Hispanic spokeswoman because of Trump's rhetoric on immigration. Her own departure came shortly after Trump made headlines for attacking a federal judge's Mexican heritage.