Ad­viser Miller changes mind, won’t take Trump-team po­si­tion

The Washington Times Daily - - POLITICS - — Va­lerie Richard­son

Trump se­nior ad­viser Ja­son Miller has changed his mind about work­ing at the White House, an­nounc­ing over the week­end that he will pass on the job of com­mu­ni­ca­tions di­rec­tor two days af­ter he was tapped for the post.

Mr. Miller, a spokesman for the Trump cam­paign as well as the transition team, cited his grow­ing fam­ily: His sec­ond daugh­ter is due in Jan­uary.

“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,” Mr. Miller said in a state­ment.

“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,” he said. “I look for­ward to sup­port­ing the Pres­i­den­t­elect from the out­side af­ter my work on the Transition con­cludes.”

He said that Sean Spicer, who was tapped last week to be­come White House press sec­re­tary, would take on the role of com­mu­ni­ca­tions di­rec­tor.

Mr. Miller joined the Trump team in June af­ter work­ing for the cam­paign of Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Repub­li­can.


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