Republican President-elect Donald Trump staffer Jason Miller announced he would not work in the administration Saturday, according to a report from Politico.
Miller worked on Trump’s campaign, and was supposed to occupy a top spot in the new administration’s communications department, according to an official release Thursday.
Miller started the 2016 campaign season working with Sen. Ted Cruz, but came over to the Trump campaign over the summer. The Trump transition team announced Miller would be the new director of communications for the White House Thursday, but Miller told Trump late Friday he would have to decline.
“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,” Miller said. “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.”
Although he won’t be joining former Republican National Committee press secretary Sean Spicer in the White House, he made it clear he will still support the nation’s new president after his role on the transition team ends.
“I look forward to continuing to support the President-elect from the outside after my work on the transition concludes,” Miller told Politico.
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