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The White House communications director has resigned only three months after being hired by President Donald Trump.

Mike Dubke, an experienced Republican strategist, was hired in March to revamp the White House media strategy.

As part of the shake-up, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer will reportedly hold on to his position, but there will be fewer media briefings.

The reshuffle follows reports of disarray in the White House communications team.

Mr. Dubke tendered his resignation on 18th May and is leaving on good terms, according to Axios News, a politics website which first reported his exit.

White House adviser Kellyanne Conway said Mr. Dubke had agreed to stay on until Mr. Trump returned from his overseas trip to the Middle East and Europe on Saturday.

“He has expressed his desire to leave the White House and made very clear that he would see through the president’s international trip,” she told Fox News.

‘War room’

President Trump is reported to have been frustrated with White House messaging amid congressional and FBI investigations into whether his campaign officials colluded with an alleged Kremlin plot to help him win the presidency.

He recently raised the idea of scrapping the daily news briefing altogether and holding one himself every fortnight.

According to Axios, Mr. Trump plans to follow through on that plan by taking more questions directly from the media.

Press Secretary Sean Spicer – who is expected back at the media podium on Tuesday – will reportedly hold fewer on-camera briefings.

Mr. Dubke, who previously worked as senior partner for Republican political advertising company Crossroads Media, was not part of the Trump campaign and was not seen as a loyalist.

The White House has not named a successor for Mr. Dubke.

However, Corey Lewandowski, former campaign manager for Mr. Trump, was spotted leaving the White House on Monday.

Source: BBC

 

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