Wednesday, 31 May 2017

White House Communications Director Resigns

Just three months into the gig, White House Communications Director Mike Dubke has thrown in the towel. He cited personal reasons for stepping down from the job, in what is expected to be Step 1 in a major shake-up of President Donald Trump’s media message-massaging team.

Dubke began his term in mid-February, a few weeks into Trump’s term, and resigned May 18, but offered to stay through the Trump’s overseas trip, which the president accepted. The news was first reported by Axios.



Kellyanne Conway confirmed the announcement on Fox News Tuesday morning. “(Dubke) has expressed his desire to leave the White House,” she said, also commented on the idea that there will be more staffing changes in the near future. “In terms of staff shakeups, I always read things that simply aren’t true … It’s much more collaborative than people realize,” she said.

Dubke’s stepping down comes amid a growing Russia scandal — which Trump has repeatedly called “fake news” — and a stalled White House agenda.

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