Trump expected to name Buffalo native as communications director

Report White House to Finally Name Communications Director

Mike Dubke, founder of conservative firm Crossroads Media, has been selected to be head of White House communications, a White House official has confirmed to NBC News.

The expected appointment has upset some Trump White House staffers, CNN reported, because Dubke worked during the 2016 presidential campaign to derail Trump's rise to become the GOP nominee.

The expected appointment is rankling some inside the White House, with longtime Trump loyalists inside and outside the West Wing saying they would have preferred a veteran from the campaign.

Miller abruptly announced that he would not take the job- two days after the transition team said he was joining the Trump administration in that role.

Dubke will join Press Secretary Sean Spicer, who has been fulfilling both roles for the president.

Dubke has been involved in local, state and federal politics since 1988, according to his biography on the Crossroads Media website.

Dubke's fellow co-founder of Crossroads, Steven J Law, served as former President George W Bush's US Deputy Secretary of Labor.

Dubke, who graduated from Hamilton College, is also a founding partner at the strategic communications and public affairs firm, Black Rock Group.

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