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The lesson of Trump: There's only one communications director

Mar 01, 2018 - Politico

Donald Trump just lost his fifth White House communications director in his 13-month presidency, but the real communications chief remains: the president himself.

From Twitter broadsides to off-the-cuff comments during official events, Trump prefers to be his own messenger, and the White House communications operation had become increasingly marginalized - even before Hope Hicks announced her resignation Wednesday.

The latest tumult roiling the communications operation underscored an...