WH aide Michael Dubke says his last day is TBD

"He has a lot of respect for her".

Trump posted a tweet Tuesday saying "we have a MASSIVE trade deficit with Germany, plus they pay FAR LESS than they should on North Atlantic Treaty Organisation & military".

Dubke's resignation was first reported by Mike Allen of Axios in his Tuesday morning newsletter. "Nevertheless, Germany owes vast sums of money to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and the United States must be paid more for the powerful, and very expensive, defense it provides to Germany", Trump said in a two-tweet statement after meeting with Merkel for the first time in March. "Very bad for U.S. This will change", He tweeted at about 7 a.m. ET. He says that is "what the president called for". Frustration amongst communications team members reportedly peaked after they were kept in the dark regarding the firing of former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey.

Miller, however, unexpectedly withdrew before Inauguration Day due to personal troubles, leaving Sean Spicer to serve as both the White House press secretary and the communications director, which never really made any sense, and proved untenable. Former Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman also met with the president but removed his name from consideration.

Mike Dubke, a communications firm owner who was brought into the Trump administration in March, worked closely with White House press secretary Sean Spicer.

Dubke said in a statement it had been an honor to serve Trump and "my distinct pleasure to work side by side, day by day with the staff of the communications and press departments".

White House communications director Michael Dubke has resigned.

Dubke previously was a Republican strategist who founded Crossroads Media and had long ties to party establishment figures, including strategist Karl Rove.

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The Communications Director at the White House is responsible for developing and promoting the president's agenda of the President and leading the media campaign of the White House.

He resigned on May 18 but offered to stay on his post until the end of the president's first foreign trip, ABC News has learned.

"He has expressed his desire to leave the White House and made very clear that he would see through the president's global trip", she said.

"In terms of achievement, I think I'd give myself an A. Because I think I've done great things, but I don't think I have - I and my people, I don't think we've explained it well enough to the American public".

US intelligence officials have concluded that Moscow tried to meddle in the 2016 presidential election by hacking Democratic emails. He's not a Trump loyalist and did not work for the campaign.

Trump adminstration's political agenda is being increasingly stalled by an ever growing scandal about secret meetings between senior Trump officials and Russian diplomats before the United States billionaire took office in January.

Trump posted a tweet Tuesday saying "we have a MASSIVE trade deficit with Germany, plus they pay FAR LESS than they should on North Atlantic Treaty Organisation & military".

Mr Trump's comments at a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels, which included demands for increased defence spending, also rattled some allies.

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