White House Deputy Director of Communications and Deputy Chief of Staff Bill Shine has resigned and will be working on Donald Trump’s presidential election campaign in 2020, spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said Friday.
A former Fox News executive, Shine resigned Thursday and will now serve as senior advisor to the campaign team, Sanders said.
Shine took office in July, 14 months after leaving the Conservative chain amid accusations that he had not acted firmly enough to deal with sexual misconduct in Canada. ‘business.
Although he himself has not been the subject of allegations, Mr. Shine’s name has been cited in numerous lawsuits involving cases of sexual misconduct.
He was also the sixth director of communications for the White House under Donald Trump. Jason Miller, Sean Spicer, Mike Dubke, Anthony Scaramucci and Hope Hicks all preceded him in this position.
Ms. Hicks left her position as Assistant to the President and Assistant Chief of Staff for Communications in February 2018.
“Serving President Trump and this country was the most rewarding experience of my life. Being part of everything this president did for the American people was truly an honor. I look forward to working on President Trump’s re-election campaign and spending more time with my family, “Shine said in a statement.
Mr. Shine’s time in the West Wing of the White House has led to mixed results; impossible to know how much he was able to change the White House’s communication strategy.
A source told CNN that the president has questioned Shine’s judgment on a number of issues in recent months between the mid-term and partial paralyzes late last year.
According to these sources, Mr. Shine has largely been reduced to a minor role, and has not demonstrated the ability to structure a communication strategy.
The former Fox News executive is also one of the instigators of the significant reduction in press access to the White House, including daily press conferences. There has been no such media availability since January 28th.
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