White House Communications Director Resigns

Dubke's hiring was meant to lighten the load on Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, who had also been handling the duties of communications director during Trump's first month in office.

The Post obtained an email from Dubke to friends and associates, in which the outgoing communication director says "It has been my great honor to serve President Trump and this administration".

Dubke is the founder of Crossroads Media, which brands itself "the premier Republican media services firm" on its website.

Dubke's resignation may serve as an opportunity to revamp Trump's communications team, which has frequently come under criticism during the early months of the president's term.

Dubke was the rare Trump newcomer in a White House in which personal relationships and proximity to the president is the currency.

Soon afterward, he tweeted: "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".

Mr Dubke, who didn't work on the Trump campaign, joined after campaign spokesman Jason Miller declined to take the communications director position. He is expected to be at the White House on Tuesday to meet with his staff, said the official, who required anonymity to discuss a personnel move that has not yet been formally announced.

CBS News' Major Garrett previously reported that a change in the White House communications team was coming due to Mr. Trump's frustrations with the direction of his agenda.

Before his foreign trip, Trump met with former Oklahoma Gov.

Trump has also been in talks with former campaign aides Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie about taking on more formal roles, possibly in a crisis management function.

The news comes amid a series of negative headlines about the president's Russia connections, including reports that his son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, considered creating a secret back channel to communicate with the Russian government before Mr Trump was sworn in.

"We have a MASSIVE trade deficit with Germany, plus they pay FAR LESS than they should on North Atlantic Treaty Organisation & military".

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