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In this Nov. 29, 2016 photo, Jason Miller, Communications Director of President-elect Donald J. Trump's Transition Team, waves to reporters in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York. President-elect Donald Trump has named his senior communications team, choosing Sean Spicer as press secretary, Jason Miller as communications director, Hope Hicks as director of strategic communications and Daniel Scavino as director of Social Media. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Top Trump spokesman Jason Miller says he's no longer taking White House job


Jason Miller, who was to be President-elect Donald Trump's White House communications director, said Saturday (Dec. 22) he would not be taking the job.

His reason? In a statement provided to Politico, he said he wanted to make his family his "top priority" and with a baby on the way, he said he felt compelled to "put them in front of my career."

Miller, 41, informed top Trump officials of his decision on Friday night, according to a source familiar with the matter.

Although Miller won’t be joining the Trump admin, he'll continue to serve in the transition.

Here is the statement from Jason Miller provided to Politico:

“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.”

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