White House communications director Michael Dubke has reportedly resigned but will remain at the White House until a replacement has been found.
Dubke, 47, had been a behind-the-scenes player who helped manage the White House communications strategy, including the aftermath of President Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey. Before joining the White House in February, he had been a Republican strategist and founder of Crossroads Media.
In a statement, White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus thanked Dubke for his service. "We appreciate Mike and are very grateful for his service to President Trump and our country," Preibus said, adding Dubke "offered to remain on board until a transition is concluded."
If you're thinking what I'm thinking, you're scratching your head in bewilderment at the idea that Trump had a "communications director."
The Trump regime's communications have been anything but directed. Actually, I can't think of a bigger clusterfuck than the Trump regime's communications.
For example, the Washington Post reported last week that Trump's son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner tried to set up a secret line of communication with the Kremlin that he would access at the Russian embassy.
Several members of the Trump regime responded to that report by downplaying its significance, essentially saying that it's 'no big deal,' but other members of the regime have responded by denying that it ever happened. Trump himself seemingly denied that it happened on Twitter this morning by linking to a Fox News story that quotes an anonymous source.
We've seen a similar scenario play out on multiple occasions, with multiple members of Trump's cabinet and Trump himself offering completely different responses on an hourly basis.
If Michael Dubke has offered to remain in place until a replacement is found, he may be there for a while. At this point, even diehard supporters and apologists must be having second thoughts about working for Trump. Volunteering to serve in Trump's communications department is like volunteering to have a root canal done on a daily basis.