White House communications director, WNY native Michael Dubke, resigns

Ruben Ruiz
June 1, 2017

White House communications director Mike Dubke is leaving the White House.

Dubke, who served in the post for three months, tendered his resignation May 18. Trump returned to Washington on Saturday from a nine-day foreign trip to Saudi Arabia, Israel, Vatican City, Brussels and Italy.

With Dubke's departure, many are wondering what this will mean for the future of the Trump White House's communications operation, especially in light of the growing scandals surrounding the president and his top aides.

Dubke's last day on the job has not been determined, but it could be Tuesday.

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

Dubke did not work on the Trump campaign, and did not know Trump before his hire.

During the first few weeks of the presidency, Spicer held the dual roles of press secretary and communications director, but it became too much for him. Dubke was then hired to fulfill the communications director responsibilities. Previously, Dubke served as a partner for the political advertising group Crossroads Media, which describes itself as "the premier Republican media services firm".

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