Seriously, Team Trump? Already?
Ok. At least it’s not Trump, himself, and politics has no shortage of skanky people. They’re just skanky people in ties, apparently.
Our Jennifer Van Laar covered the breaking news of newly appointed White House Communications Director, Jason Miller abruptly resigning the position on Christmas Eve, before he’d even had a chance to begin.
It wasn’t long before the engines at the rumor mill were at full throttle.
According to Politico, which quoted anonymous sources, fellow Trump transition aide A.J. Delgado described details of an affair she had with Miller in emails to senior transition officials on Thursday.
Although Miller said in a statement issued on Christmas Eve that he had decided not to take the job after spending the holidays with his family, a series of cryptic tweets by Delgado about Miller touched off a firestorm of speculation about why he had backed out of the prestigious West Wing position.
Apparently, Miller wants to play the happy family man up front, but Delgado has this real “Fatal Attraction,” I’m-not-going-to-be-ignored-Dan vibe going on.
Delgado was a reliable Trump surrogate, during the election.
“When people need to resign graciously and refuse to, it’s a bit … spooky,” Delgado wrote Saturday in a tweet that has since been deleted along with her entire Twitter account. Mediaite and the New York Daily News managed to preserve screenshots of the tweets.
Delgado, who served as a campaign surrogate for Trump and has since worked on his transition team, noted Miller “needed to resign … yesterday” and called him the “2016 version of John Edwards” and “the baby-daddy.”
So Miller, who has a baby due with his wife in January, also looks to have some baby-mama drama brewing elsewhere.
Pretty sure that made for some lovely Christmas dinner chat.
Miller and Delgado first generated headlines when the two were caught visiting a high-end strip club in Las Vegas ahead of the final presidential debate in October. Another Trump campaign aide, Jessica Ditto, and several members of the media from CNN, ABC and NBC reportedly joined the two on their outing.
While I find strip clubs disgusting, to begin with, there’s something about women going with men to watch other women degrade themselves that particularly smacks of desperation.
Sean Spicer, recently named as Trump’s White House press secretary will be doing double duty as communications director, while Miller and Delgado attempt to work through the mess they’ve made.
Fix your lives, people.