Only three months after starting the job, and just four months following the start of President Donald Trump’s administration has his communications director, Mike Dubke, resigned from the White House.
His resignation was confirmed to Politico on Tuesday, almost three months after taking on the role.
The spokesman’s last day has not been determined, but could be Tuesday, The Washington Post reported. According to HuffPost, Dubke plans to return to work at Black Rock group, his communications, and public affairs firm.
“The reasons for my departure are personal, but it has been my great honor to serve President Trump and this administration,” Dubke, 47, wrote in an email to friends, according to Politico. “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.”
Dubke didn’t give an exact reason for his departure but multiple media outlets credit his departure to him being extremely isolated from Trump’s inner circle.
His exit comes amid growing turmoil within the White House. Trump reportedly scaled back the public role of White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer and he’s expected to give fewer on-camera briefings after the president’s trip abroad.