Following the revelation he engaged in an extramarital affair with a fellow member of the Trump transition team, Jason Miller, President-elect Donald Trump’s designate to head the White House communications office, has declined to accept the job.
Miller accepted the position Thursday, but withdrew his name two days later on Saturday.
In a statement released Christmas Eve, 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. I need to put them in front of my career.”
Miller’s statement declining the White House job followed a string of perplexing tweets originating from Trump campaign adviser, A.J. Delgado, which read:
“Congratulations to the baby-daddy on being named WH Comms Director!”
“When you try to put on a brave face and tweet about nonsense to distract, your feed looks like @Jason MillerinDC’s.”
“When people need to resign graciously and refuse to, it’s a bit … spooky.”
Asked to whom she was referring, Delgado revealed: “Jason Miller. Who needed to resign…yesterday.” Delgado ended her flurry of tweets with: “The 2016 version of John Edwards.”
Following the online outburst, Delgado deleted her Twitter account.
Miller was one of four campaign aides the New York businessman appointed to key White House communication posts Thursday. RNC communications director Sean Spicer, campaign spokeswoman Hope Hicks, and Dan Scavino all accepted White House posts late last week.
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