White House Communications Director Hope Hicks To Resign
Trump's Communications Director Abruptly Resigns Amidst Affair Allegations
Just two days after being appointed Donald Trump's director of communications, Jason Miller resigned on Christmas Eve following accusations that he was engaging in an affair with another transition official.
"After spending this past week with my family, the most amount of time I have been able to spend with them since March 2015, it is clear they need to be my top priority right now and this is not the right time to start a new job as demanding as White House Communications Director," he said in a statement, according toNew York Magazine.
"My wife and I are also excited about the arrival of our second daughter in January, and I need to put them in front of my career," he continued. "I look forward to continuing to support the President-elect from outside after my work on the Transition concludes."
TheWashington Postreports that around the time of Miller's appointment, Trump campaign adviser A.J. Delgado began tweeting a series of cryptic messages that garnered a ton of attention following his resignation, most notably, "Congratulations to the baby-daddy on being named WH Comms Director!" Another tweet appeared to refer to Miller as "the 2019 version of John Edwards," referring to the former senator who had an affair with his aide and fathered a child outside of his marriage.
The tweets didn't end there, however. In another tweet, Delgado wrote, "When people need to resign graciously and refuse to, it’s a bit ... spooky." She also allegedly said that Miller "needed to resign ... yesterday." She has since deleted her Twitter account, and neither Miller nor Delgado has offered further comment on her tweets.
In his statement, Miller said that Sean Spicer, the incoming White House press secretary, will take over his role as director of communications.
Additional reporting from The Associated Press.
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