White House Communications Director Alyssa Farah has resigned and becomes the first of Donald Trump’s top aides to tacitly admit defeat – as a barrage continues with claims that the election was “rigged.”
- White House Communications Director Alyssa Farah resigns from her post
- The move is seen as a tactical admission that President Donald Trump will not return for a second term
- She is in the process of forming her own consulting firm
- Farah joined the White House Press Store when Mark Meadows became chief of staff and the latest jolt to the communications team
- She worked on Meadows on Capitol Hill and also served as a spokesperson for Vice President Mike Pence and the Pentagon
White House Communications Director Alyssa Farah resigns after less than a year in the position – a tactical admission that President Donald Trump has not returned to a second term.
It is the oldest member of the administration to leave since the election, which Trump has not yet abandoned.
“It has been a lifetime to serve in the Trump administration for the past three and a half years,” she wrote on Twitter.
Farah took over the first contact position in April 2020 as part of the team of new Chief of Staff Mark Meadows brought in to change the press position.
She had known Meadows since she worked with him on Capitol Hill. In September 2017, she became the press secretary to Vice President Mike Pence and moved to the Pentagon two years later to act as its spokesperson.
White House Communications Director Alyssa Farah resigns from her post
President Donald Trump has refused to concede the competition to President-elect Joe Biden
Farah’s last day is Friday, and she plans to start a consulting firm focusing on corporate, politics and defense fields, according to Washington Post , That first reported the news of her departure.
John McCanty, the director of the Office of Presidential Affairs, has reportedly threatened to fire employees if they start looking for their next job after the Trump administration ends on Jan.20.
“I am extremely proud of the amazing things we have been able to achieve to make our country stronger, safer and more secure,” Farah wrote in her resignation letter.
She cited tax cuts, Middle East peace deals, and work to rebuild the economy.
“ I am honored to work with the entire team on Operation Warp Speed that has helped usher in a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine in record time that will save thousands of lives. I am forever grateful to have had the opportunity to serve my country.
Trump has criticized the elections in tweets and interviews even though his administration has said the 2020 election was the safest ever. Trump recently allowed his administration to begin moving to President-elect Joe Biden, but he still refuses to acknowledge his loss.
The issues raised by the Trump campaign and his allies are typical of every election: problems with signatures, confidentiality envelopes, and postal tags on mail ballots, as well as the potential for error or loss of a small number of ballots.
But they also requested federal investigations into the allegations.
Trump slammed Bill Barr during an event in the Oval Office on Thursday, claiming he “did nothing” to find voter fraud – and the president refused to disclose whether he trusted him as his public defender.
“Ask me that in a few weeks from now,” Trump told reporters after the Freedom Party medal when asked if he believed in Bar.
The president’s comments came after Barr said in an interview on Tuesday that the Justice Department had found no evidence of widespread voter fraud, contrary to Trump’s repeated claims that the election was “rigged.”
He also insisted when asked whether it was time to admit that the Ministry of Justice had not sufficiently considered the alleged “fraud” to decide whether or not any of them existed.
Alyssa Farah took over the position of Chief Communications Officer in April 2020 as part of a team brought in by the new Chief of Staff Mark Meadows to replace the press.
The White House communications director is the oldest aide to leave President Trump since the election
Trump said of Barr: “ He hasn’t done anything yet. When he looks, he’ll see the kind of evidence you see now in the Georgia Senate.
They are going through Senate hearings now and finding colossal volumes. So they didn’t look too hard. It is disappointing to be honest. “