White House communications director Mike Dubke resigns

White House communications director Mike Dubke resigns

Dubke was not part of the team that traveled overseas with President Donald Trump, and as of Tuesday is still on the job.

Dubke is still coming in to work and his last day has not yet been set.

Reporters in the White House Briefing Room erupted in boos shortly after Press Secretary Sean Spicer abruptly ended the daily press briefing Tuesday. Dubke founded Crossroads Media, a GOP firm that specializes in political advertising.

Reports quoting anonymous officials say Trump is increasingly dissatisfied that the story of the administration's accomplishments is getting lost as major news outlets focus on allegations of wrongdoing swirling around the White House.

Mike Dubke resigned on May 18 but offered to stay until the end of the president's first foreign trip, which wrapped up this past weekend.

And the resignation of Dubke does not signal the beginning of a flood of departures in the West Wing, two administration officials and a person close to the White House told CNN. Trump has entertained formally bringing back his former campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, and former deputy campaign manager, David Bossie.

Bossie told "Fox & Friends" in a separate interview that the administration has reached out to him but hasn't offered him a job.

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"I think that is right, but they're laughing at how easy it is and how our president unfortunately is helping with their agenda", said former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul.

USA news accounts in recent days say Trump has grown increasingly frustrated that reports of the Russian probes are consuming the White House and his attempts to reform the national health care insurance law championed by his predecessor, former President Barack Obama, cut taxes, and change immigration policies.

Unlike many top officials in the White House, Mr Dubke was not part of the Trump 2016 campaign.

As Spicer put it Tuesday: "Ultimately the best messenger is the president himself. Very bad for U.S. This will change".

The idea that Trump suddenly cares about making "people feel special" also seemingly came out of nowhere, she wrote.

Trump posted a tweet Tuesday saying "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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