White House Communications Director Mike Dubke is out
- Author: Leroy Wright Jun 01, 2017,
Jun 01, 2017, 0:02
Dubke, 47, had been a behind-the-scenes player who helped manage the White House communications strategy, including the aftermath of President Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey.
"It has been my great honor to serve President Trump and this administration". Dubke offered his resignation on May 18, prior to President Trump's overseas trip to the Middle East and Europe. His final day has not been determined. Previously, Dubke served as a partner for the political advertising group Crossroads Media, which describes itself as "the premier Republican media services firm".
The White House has not announced a successor for Dubke, and it's unclear when exactly his last day will be.
Aside from Dubke's expected departure, Axios reported that Trump is considering other White House staffing changes, such as possibly bringing in prominent GOP lobbyist David Urban as chief of staff.
The Communications Director at the White House is responsible for developing and promoting the president's agenda of the President and leading the media campaign of the White House.
"Russian officials must be laughing at the US & how a lame excuse for why the Dems lost the election has taken over the Fake News", Trump tweeted.
A White House spokesman says President Donald Trump has a "fairly unbelievable" relationship with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. He's not a Trump loyalist and did not work for the campaign. "There will be more changes, but I don't know how fast they are going to come". Reports have circulated that Trump may bring in trusted former aides, including his original campaign manager Corey Lewandowski and former deputy campaign manager David Bossie, as the White House struggles to keep focused on its policy agenda while dealing with FBI and congressional investigations into possible Trump campaign ties to Russian Federation.
The mood inside the White House is fraught with tension, particularly with the Russian Federation investigation that most staffers are walled off from, the sources said. Trump returned to Washington on Saturday from a nine-day foreign trip to Saudi Arabia, Israel, Vatican City, Brussels and Italy. "Very bad for U.S. This will change", He tweeted at about 7 a.m. ET.