White House communications director Bill Shine will resign from his administration post and advise President Donald Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign, the White House announced Friday.
The former Fox News executive joined Trump’s communications staff last year. He left the network in 2017 amid criticism of how he handled sexual harassment scandals.
In a statement Friday, Shine said he is “looking forward to working on President Trump’s re-election campaign and spending more time with [his] family.” It is unclear how large of a role he will have on the president’s 2020 campaign as what the White House called a “senior advisor.”
Luckily for Bill Shine there are lots of organizations desperate for someone whose core competency is covering up sexual harassment.
— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) March 8, 2019
Bill Shine is out, per the WSJ. pic.twitter.com/c1pxEtpbXT
— Joshua Holland 🔥 (@JoshuaHol) March 8, 2019
BREAKING NEWS from the White House: Assistant to the President and Communications Director, Bill Shine offered his resignation to the President yesterday evening, and the President accepted
— Vivian Salama (@vmsalama) March 8, 2019
It has been a great honor to work with Bill Shine. Thank you for your friendship. https://t.co/bJ2P4tCZsM
— Mercedes Schlapp (@mercedesschlapp) March 8, 2019
It's no wonder @FoxNews is an echo chamber for the Trump Admin's fear-mongering. Trump's Deputy Chief of Staff is still cashing checks from Fox, his ex employer. My office requested info on Bill Shine's possible ethics violations in December. Still waiting.https://t.co/aNIUtAMtMc
— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) March 5, 2019