Bill Shine, Roger Ailes’ former toady at Fox who moved to the White House to run Trump’s communications, is out.
Shine becomes the latest in a long run of top communications officials to depart the Trump White House. His predecessors included Hope Hicks, Anthony Scaramucci and Michael Dubke, as well as Sean Spicer, who initially held the dual roles of press secretary and communications director.
Trump apparently blames his comms director for the press’ accurate reports about his administration’s incompetence, so the comms director is going to be a revolving door position. Shine came off as an asshole in Jane Mayer’s piece about Fox, so maybe that had a little bit to do with his ouster, though probably not much.