White House Communications Director Michael Dubke Steps Down

“It has been a privilege to serve this president,” Dubke tells CNN

White House communications director Michael Dubke has resigned “for a number of reasons — for personal reasons,” according to CNN.

“It has been a privilege to serve this president,” Dubke told CNN.

Dubke told CNN that he submitted his resignation back on May 18 but offered to stay on until the end of President Trump’s first foreign trip. He will continue to work for now and his final day has not been announced.

Kellyanne Conway told Fox News on Tuesay that Dubke “made very clear that he would see through the president’s international trip, and come to work every day and work hard even through that trip because there was much to do here back at the White House.”

Dubke was added to the team by White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer in February following the resignation of Jason Miller, who served on Trump’s campaign. Dubke founded Crossroads Media, a political marketing shop based in Alexandria, Virginia.

CNN reported sources saying the position of communications director will remain vacant for a while as Trump considers major changes to his messaging strategy.

Spicer is scheduled to conduct a briefing at 2 p.m. ET on Tuesday.