Jason Miller, the chief spokesman for Donald Trump, announced that he will not become the director of White House communications, a job he had publicly accepted only two days prior, ostensibly to look after the family. But there are rumors of an extramarital sex scandal.
The official line is that Miller needs to discharge his moral obligation to fulfill his familial duties. His wife is pregnant and in January will give birth to their second child. So he’s out, and Sean Spicer will replace him. The unofficial version, reported by Politico after a tip-off by anonymous sources, is that Miller had an affair with another transition staffer, and it was detailed in an email exchange. A.J. Delgado, a junior member of Trump’s team, unleashed a series of mocking, cryptic tweets, then deleted her account.
“When people need to resign graciously and refuse to, it’s a bit … spooky,” she wrote, according to Politico. Delgado called Miller “the 2016 version of John Edwards,” alluding to former Democratic presidential candidate, who secretly fathered a child with a woman whom he had had an affair lasting years.