White House Communications Director Mike Dubke is finished, the first in what is expected to be a series of staff changes by President Trump.
Dubke’s departure can be seen as a victory for the anti-establishment forces in the White House. He has worked in GOP politics for at least 20 years and has close ties to many card carrying members of the establishment, particularly Karl Rove.
Dubke resigned earlier this month but stayed on to help with communications during Trump’s overseas trip. He’s expected to clear out his desk at any moment.
“The reasons for my departure are personal,” Mr. Dubke wrote in an email to friends Tuesday, according to the Wall Street Journal.
That’s what everyone who gets fired from the White House says, of course. Dubke’s departure and Trump’s unhappiness with his response to various crises – some of Trump’s own making – has been rumored for weeks.