White House communications director stepping down

Pierre Vaugeois
Mai 31, 2017

Reports have circulated that Trump may bring in trusted former aides including one time campaign manager Cory Lewandowski and David Bosse, as the White House struggles to deal with an FBI investigation into possible Trump campaign ties to Russian Federation. He offered to stay through the overseas trip, and Trump accepted.

Politico first reported Dubke's resignation.

Dubke's exit comes as Trump weighs larger staff changes as he tries to contain the deepening scandals related to ties between Russian Federation and his campaign.

President Donald Trump continues to hurl attacks at the "fake news media" while more problems unravel at the White House, beginning with the resignation of White House communications director Mike Dubke. When CNN's Jim Acosta asked for an example, Spicer pointed towards the erroneous story that President Trump wasn't wearing his earpiece to receive the translation of a G7 speech from the Italian Prime Minister.

"It has also been my distinct pleasure to work side-by-side, day-by-day with the staff of the communications and press departments", he wrote in an email to friends and associates, cited by the Washington Post.

Many come from the Republican Party establishment and have been uneasy allies with the president.

While Dubke's last day has yet to be confirmed, we're sure he'll be out of 1600 Penn sooner than later!

Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Tuesday that Trump and Merkel "get along very well".

Dubke's departure is no surprise.

Rumors of impending shake-ups have come and gone in the Trump White House before. At the time, it was reported he was taking a job the Trump administration had found challenging to find a candidate for.

The latest revelations to emerge last week involved Mr Trump's son-in-law and top aide, Jared Kushner. He will be attending a meeting with his staff, according to an anonymous source speaking to the Washington Post. "The White House could use his perspective and long-range vision". "But he's not someone who believes he should just go and run channels, particularly at that point, particularly in the transition period".

While fielding a question about whether Mr Trump was pleased with his administration's messaging - the part of the job Mr Spicer is responsible for - he retorted by bringing the media into disrepute.

There's also the added challenge of replacing Dubke. Dubke was then hired to fulfill the communications director responsibilities.

White House chief of staff Reince Priebus in a statement thanked Dubke "for his service to President Trump and this administration". He's now the president of consulting firm American Continental Group and earned many of his political buttons as a chief of staff to late U.S. Senator Arlen Specter.

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