"It's one thing if you're working at a place where your skills are appreciated", a friend said.
Mike Dubke will leave his post as White House communications director after three months in the job, amid frustration from President Trump over his administration's communication operation.
That's why Dubke's departure matters.
President Trump sought yet again to shrug off the ongoing investigation into Russian election meddling, only to have speculation intensify as his former national security adviser agreed to turn over documents to a Senate committee and his personal attorney was hit with a subpoena from a House panel.
The key media narrative of Trump's presidency thus far is that his team might have had inappropriate contact with Russian Federation during and after the campaign.
Rumors that big changes could be coming for Trump's team have circulated for weeks.
Mike Dubke, an experienced Republican strategist, was hired in March to revamp the White House media strategy. "It may simply be an impossible task to represent this president and come off as credible".
On the president's position on climate change: "I can't say". "There are plenty of people who would give both arms to have one of these jobs".
Card, who worked as Bush's chief of staff for six years, would certainly fit that bill. Yeah, that's because whatever the White House imagined to have happened overseas, here at home, the Trump administration is imploding under the weight of the Trump-Russia scandal. And if he won the job, there would be questions about whether Trump would listen to him. Trump has entertained bringing his former campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, and former deputy campaign manager, David Bossie, more formally back into the fold.
The latest twist involves the president's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner, who reportedly tried to set up a back channel for communications between the Trump team and Moscow.
"Honestly, I haven't asked him", Spicer said. According to Stier, whose organization advised Trump during the transition period on presidential hiring, permanent employees are not as likely to invest time in building relationships with those they view as being temporary.
In doing so, he became a cautionary tale for longtime Washington hands.
Laughter erupted in the room, but it is impossible to report here at this time whether Spicer was smiling or actually meant what he said, literally.
Soon after, Spicer abruptly ended the press conference.
"I think the president recognizes the need to combat drugs, but he also believes in human rights", Spicer said.
Trump will also take more questions directly from the media, Axios reported. When you see stories get perpetrated that are absolutely false, that are not based on facts, that is troubling.