Jason Miller, a spokesman for President-elect Donald Trump's team, was appointed Director of Communications for the new Trump administration on De. 22. Two days later, on Dec. 24, Miller suddenly resigned from the position.
“After spending this past week with my family… 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 wrote in a statement, notes The Daily Beast. "My wife and I are also excited about the arrival of our second daughter in January, and I need to put them in front of my career."
The 48-hour about face raised many questions among Washington, D.C., insiders who have noted that Miller was pushing hard to be included in the incoming administration.
According to Politico, A.J. Delgado, an aide to the Trump transition team, offered some insight as to the situation in a series of tweets.
“Congratulations to the baby-daddy on being named WH Comms Director!” Delgado tweeted on Dec. 22 as the appointment was announced, reports The Washington Post. She then called Miller “The 2016 version of John Edwards,” referring, seemingly, to the former presidential candidate whose political career ended with an extramarital affair scandal.
“When people need to resign graciously and refuse to, it’s a bit . . . spooky,” Delgado continued. She added that Miller “needed to resign . . . yesterday.”
According to The Washington Post, the New York Post reported that Delgado, Miller, and a fellow Trump aide were spotted in a Las Vegas strip club on the night of the final presidential debate along with employees of CNN, NBC, and ABC.
Miller is a former communications director for the presidential campaign of Sen. Ted Cruz. He transitioned to Trump’s campaign later, and oversaw the campaign’s communications throughout the general election.