Bill Shine Resigns As White House Communications Director

Bill Shine Resigns As White House Communications Director

Bill Shine Resigns As White House Communications Director

Baker joined Andrea Mitchell on MSNBC to break down Shine's abrupt decision to step down as White House communications director and take up a role in the Trump 2020 re-election campaign. "Despite leaving the White House, Shine will serve as a senior adviser on the 2020 campaign, according to Sanders".

Shine called his tenure at the White House - which lasted under a year - "the most rewarding experience of my life".

Before joining the White House in July 2018, Shine, a chief executive at Fox News who had been second in command to Roger Ailes, left the network in 2017, forced out over his handling of the numerous sexual harassment allegations at the network. In recent weeks, Trump had expressed frustration that Shine had not done more to improve his press coverage, said two people close to the president who were not authorized to speak publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. That may be why Hicks was seen as a strong fit for the role - she was widely reported to defer to his instincts and to act as positive emotional support for the president, rather than driving her own strategy.

Trump offered nothing but praise for Shine in a statement on Friday.

Bill Shine departs after meeting with President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower in New York, Nov. 21, 2016.

Trump says in a statement released by the White House that Shine "has done an outstanding job working for me and the administration". I am grateful that he will continue to be an important member of team trump.

"Bill Shine has been a great leader on our team and someone we have all loved working with every day", Sanders said. "It is a big loss for the White House, but a huge gain for the President's reelection campaign". "He has brought a tremendous amount of talent and expertise to this Administration".

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