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White House Communication Director Dubke is Out

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.

13 Responses to White House Communication Director Dubke is Out

  1. President Trump runs a tight ship. He’s still fine tuning the staff and making sure everybody in his administration is moving in the same direction and is competent enough to do the job they are being paid to do. That’s what successful chief executives do. Carry on. There are others that need to go. Stay tuned.

    • I agree. I think the tweets can be very useful. But they need to be targeted against the opposition and they need to be precise and true. He needs a Tweeter or Tweet editor.

      The Tweets serve to unbalance the opposition and change the focus quickly. And, unfortunately, twitter is here to stay for awhile.

      Trump just has to stop using them like a jealous schoolgirl.

      • Dubke may not be the problem Geoff, but it is a start and I am glad to see it.

        Also since it is comm. who knows what comes and goes as “information”.

    • I disagree. Generally, Trump’s tweets are revealed to be accurate as time passes.

      If he wants to tweet, let him. I don’t think any real damage has been done and good has been accomplished.

      I don’t a smooth, uninvolved politician invested in gold — we had that for 8 disastrous years.

      • When one is surrounded by the enemy it’s fine to fight, but throwing them ammunition to use against you has never been a good strategy.
        If he’d stick to tweeting about policy, his agenda, what’s getting done,that would be great.
        But instead, he tweets minutia that just aides his enemies.
        I voted for him, I support the policy but the best 9 days of his Presidency was the foreign trip where I wasn’t waking up every morning to inane tweets that accomplish nothing.
        IMHO he’s been his own worst enemy by getting sidetracked on side shows and here we are coming on June and no infrastructure, no tax reform, no healthcare reform. I didn’t expect it to happen overnight but falling way behind here and the only way he succeeds is getting things done. Whining about WaPo and NYTimes may make him feel better but it hinders what needs to get done.
        And yes, I have to admit, after 8 years of listening to Obama play the blame game I’m sick of it from all politicians. Especially the President I voted for. Time for some serious “suck it up buttercup” and ignore the squirrel chasing.

        • I don’t disagree but I don’t think the tweeting is a huge time commitment.

          If I were to look for a culprit I would look directly at an obstructionist GOPe. And I would fire Priebus. He may be COS but his “value” was in liaison with the Executive and the Party. He has failed. Failed miserably. And, as far as I am concerned, failed on purpose.

        • I go back and forth with Trump’s tweets. Some days I yell YES!”, and other days I yell, “OH, NO!’.

          You’re right about being far more selective about those tweets. He needs to think about when, where and what he tweets about. When these little verbal hand grenades go off, they can send nasty shrapnel back onto Trump and wound him. And they have. No doubt. That pleases the enemy.

          When we learning how to use hand grenades in basic training, we were taught: don’t waste them, pick the target carefully, take a breath or two before throwing them, aim carefully, watch out for collateral damage, and make each one count. And, once you’ve pulled the pin, and thrown the grenade, protect yourself from the blast.

          Same with Trump’s tweets, I would think. ;+}

  2. Keith, what disasters has Trump caused for himself? I follow the news every day and can’t think of anything negative that wasn’t a ball lobbed by the anti-Trump Alt-Left or wasn’t revealed later to be accurate.

  3. Over at State a HRC aide/crony is finally charged with violating the Espionage Act and conspiracy with Foreign Agents. One swamp creature drug out.

    What’s interesting is DOJ released this in March 2017 and it is just getting picked up, and by the Canadian Press no less.

    I am not 100% on the CFP.

    I wonder when the federal complaint was first lodged.