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.
Transition Update: No announcements on Secretary of State until next week at the earliest. #MakeAmericaGreatAgain— Jason Miller (@JasonMillerinDC) December 10, 2016
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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