Dubke offered his resignation on May 18th which Trump immediately accepted. He stayed on through the president’s foreign trip to ensure a smooth transition and is still working in the White House. A final day for the director has not been released.
“I want to thank Mike Dubke for his service to President Trump and this administration.” the president’s Chief of Staff Reince Priebus said in a statement. “We appreciate Mike and are very grateful for his service to President Trump and our country. Mike tendered his resignation just before the President’s historic international trip and offered to remain onboard until a transition is concluded. Mike will assist with the transition and be a strong advocate for the President and the President’s policies moving forward.”
President Donald Trump‘s schedule for Tuesday is unusually light listing only a lunch with Vice President Mike Pence. The sparse agenda indicates a day of work on internal items and could mean more staffing changes are being discussed.
Mike Dubke preferred to work behind the scenes to shape and communicate the president’s messaging.
“He’s interested in rolling up his sleeves, trying to figure out how to make sure the messages that the White House wants to get out are getting out through the right channels,” said Brian Jones, a former partner of Dubke.
A multitude of anonymously-sourced articles has been published and shortly afterward proven false in the mainstream media’s daily onslaught against the White House. Mr. Dubke’s purpose was to create a communication’s strategy that would allow the president’s message to break through media-driven narratives and ‘fake news.’
News outlets have reported that Trump will be re-organizing White House staff in coming weeks.