And another one bites the dust.
First, Donald Trump fired now former FBI Director James Comey, and now, Trump’s communications director, Mike Dubke, has turned in his resignation to the White House.
According to the Huffington Post, Dubke turned in his resignation nearly two weeks ago – on May 18 – but agreed to stay on board until No. 45 returned from his first overseas trip as president. Dubke confirmed the news to Politico earlier this morning.
Dubke informed colleagues and friends about his departure via email.
“The reasons for my departure are personal, but it has been my great honor to serve President Trump and this administration. It has also been my distinct pleasure to work side-by-side, day-by-day with the staff of the communications and press departments. This White House is filled with some of the finest and hardest working men and women in the American Government.”
Now that Michael Dubke has gone public with news of his departure, White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus has released a statement, thanking Dubke for his near-90 days of service.
“We appreciate Mike and are very grateful for his service to President Trump and our country,” Priebus said in the statement. “Mike tendered his resignation just before the President’s historic international trip and offered to remain onboard until a transition concluded. Mike will assist with the transition and be a strong advocate for the President and the President’s policies moving forward.”
With two major positions vacated under Trump’s first four months in office – James Comey and now Mike Dubke (and let’s not forget about now former acting Attorney General Sally Yates) – the general public has to be wondering who’s next. Aren’t you?