When President Donald Trump took office, he knew right away that he was facing the might of the political establishment.
Several months in and Trump continues to face a bumpy road.
According to reports, White House communications director Mike Dubke recently resigned.
BBC News claims that Dubke resigned several months ago, but continued to work for Trump until he returned from his recent overseas trip.
“He has expressed his desire to leave the White House and made very clear that he would see through the president’s international trip,” explained Kellyanne Conway, a key Trump adviser.
Dubke refused to discuss the reason for his resignation.
“The reasons for my departure are personal, but it has been my great honor to serve President Trump and this administration,” he wrote in an email to friends, according to Politico.
However, critics say that Dubke wasn’t a good fit in the Trump administration and that his resignation was necessary.
“Mainstream media reporters also respected Dubke’s background as a behind-the-scenes operative who worked in Karl Rove’s orbit,” explained Breitbart News. “But Trump loyalists never trusted Dubke, seeing him as an establishment figure who didn’t understand the president’s strengths.”
“This lends credence to earlier reports that the president views his administration’s ongoing difficulties as a messaging problem, and not one of policies or management. If that’s the case, it appears the new message will be delivered with bare knuckles,” suggested BBC North America reporter Anthony Zurcher.
Big changes are expected to take place in the Trump administration as Trump purges disloyal staff and pushes forward with a much more efficient administration.
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