President Donald Trump has barely been in office for six
months and already he's seen three communications directors come and go –
Mike Dubke, Sean Spicer (who handled its duties when the post was
vacant) and Anthony Scaramucci.
And now sources inside the White House are telling Axios that Senior Policy Adviser Stephen Miller is in the running for the communications director job after
his on-camera thrashings of CNN’s Jim Acosta and the NYT’s Glenn Thrush
elicited widespread praise from conservatives last week and reportedly
made an impression on the president.
To be sure, the Trump administration is still “in the name-gathering
process” and Miller isn’t even the top contender for the job. Miller
faces some opposition, including from members of the Republican
establishment, who believe he’s “unpersuasive.” But the fact that he
made Acosta look like a “jacka**” in front of the whole country has
helped him in Trump’s estimation.
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