WH Communications Director Bill Shine Resigns

By Melanie Arter | March 8, 2019 | 1:04pm EST
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 19: White House Communications Director Bill Shine looks on as United States President Donald J. Trump hosts a naturalization ceremony in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC on Saturday, January 19, 2019. (Photo by Ron Sachs-Pool/Getty Images)

(CNSNews.com) – White House Communications Director Bill Shine offered his resignation Friday to spend more time with his family and focus on the president’s re-election campaign.

In a statement Friday, Shine said, “Serving President Trump and this country has been the most rewarding experience of my entire life. To be a small part of all this President has done for the American people has truly been an honor. I’m looking forward to working on President Trump’s reelection campaign and spending more time with my family.”

Shine is expected to serve as senior advisor to Trump’s re-election campaign, the White House said.

Trump praised Shine for doing “an outstanding job” and said he looks forward to working with him on the 2020 presidential campaign.

“Bill Shine has done an outstanding job working for me and the Administration. We will miss him in the White House, but look forward to working together on the 2020 Presidential Campaign, where he will be totally involved. Thank you to Bill and his wonderful family!” Trump said in a statement.

 


White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Shine’s departure is “a big loss for the White House but a huge gain for the President’s reelection campaign.”

“Bill Shine has been a great leader on our team and someone we have all loved working with every day. He has brought a tremendous amount of talent and expertise to the Administration. Bill has become a real friend and his generosity and his passion for our country will be sorely missed. It is a big loss for the White House, but a huge gain for the President’s reelection campaign,” Huckabee said in a statement.

White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney said Shine “has been an asset of invaluable importance to this West Wing.

“I have enjoyed working with him and witnessing firsthand his unmatched talent, expertise and, and skills. I am grateful that he will continue to be an important member of team trump. I look forward to all of his future contributions,” Mulvaney said in a statement.

 

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