Jason Miller, who had been tapped to serve as Donald Trump’s White House Communications Director has mysteriously backed out of the job. The unexpected news broke on Christmas Eve.
In a statement to Politico, Miller said, “After spending this past week with my family, the most amount of time I have been able to spend with them since March 2015, it is clear they need to be my top priority right now and this is not the right time to start a new job as demanding as White House communications director.”
Miller allegedly told the Trump team of his decision on Friday, but the announcement was not made public until Saturday evening.
Before the Miller news, another Trump aide made a cryptic announcement. Senior adviser and surrogate AJ Delgado, posted on her Twitter account that “When you try to put on a brave face and tweet about nonsense to distract, your feed looks like @JasonMillerinDC’s.” She also posted, “When people need to resign graviously and refuse to, it’s a bit… spooky.”
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— Brad Adkins (@realbradadkins) December 24, 2016
Soon after, Delgado deleted her entire Twitter account.
UPDATE: Delgado also tweeted, “Congratulations to the baby-daddy on being named WH Comms Director!” and “The 2016 version of John Edwards.” Edwards, the 2004 Democratic vice-presidential nominee, cheated on his wife and had a child with his mistress.
Delgado, along with deputy communications director Jessica Ditto, went to a strip club along with Miller in October on the night before the final presidential debate. They attended the debate with several members of the media.
From the original Trump press release announcing Miller’s hiring:
The President-elect named Sean Spicer Assistant to the President and Press Secretary, Hope Hicks Assistant to the President and Director of Strategic Communications, Jason Miller Assistant to the President and Director of Communications, and Dan Scavino Assistant to the President and Director of Social Media.
“Sean, Hope, Jason and Dan have been key members of my team during the campaign and transition. I am excited they will be leading the team that will communicate my agenda that will Make America Great Again,” said President-elect Trump.