New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s administration announced today that they have cut ties with former Rep. Bob Livington (R-LA), a Washington lobbyist for the city, after he endorsed GOP front-runner Donald Trump for president.
Landrieu confirmed that the city did in fact break with Livingston, who has represented the city in Washington DC since 2009, immediately following Livington’s Trump endorsement, according to a report by the Advocate.
The Landrieu family is actively fundraising and campaigning for Democrat front-runner Hillary Clinton, telling the Advocate that the break with Livingston was because the administration wanted to “have a lobbying team that operates in a bipartisan manner and is able to deliver in a bipartisan way.”
Landrieu said his cutting ties with Livingston was “mutual.”
Landrieu along with his sister former Sen. Mary Landrieu (R-LA) held a fundraiser for Clinton months ago, costing attendees up to $27,ooo just to meet the former Secretary of State.
Mitch Landrieu has also attacked Trump in the past, calling his temporary pause on Muslim immigration into the US “absolutely disgraceful” and claimed the Donald has “poisonous rhetoric, which is reminiscent of David Duke’s racism.”