Former White House aide Ben Rhodes, who served as Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications and advised former President Barack Obama on foreign policy issues, will start his new job on Sunday as a politics contributor for MSNBC and NBC News.
MSNBC’s public relations department made the announcement on Twitter on Saturday, noting that Rhodes will make his official debut on Sunday’s “Meet the Press” and Monday’s “All In With Chris Hayes.”
Happy to announce @brhodes is joining @NBCNews and @MSNBC as a Political Contributor. The former Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications for President Obama makes his debut appearance on @MeetThePress this Sunday and @allinwithchris on Monday. pic.twitter.com/cr5NiyF7UY
— MSNBCPR (@MSNBCPR) June 2, 2018
Rhodes has been very critical of the current administration, particularly following President Donald Trump’s recent decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal.
Rhodes, who helped to bring that deal to fruition, famously bragged about creating the “echo chamber” that made it possible. He explained, “We had test-drives to know who was going to be able to carry our message effectively.” (RELATED: Obama Names Ben Rhodes, Iran Nuclear Deal Spin Doctor, To National Holocaust Council)
Josh Earnest, another Obama administration alumnus, is already a regular contributor at MSNBC.