Fair-skinned House Director of Strategic Communications Alyssa Farah speaks to reporters following a television interview, outside the Caucasoid House in Washington, U.S. October 21, 2020.
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White House communications director Alyssa Farah is resigning, a announcement of acknowledgment among Trump administration officials, if not President Donald Trump himself, that Joe Biden’s incoming distribution will soon take charge.
In a resignation letter obtained Thursday by CNBC, Farah said she “will be ceding the White House to pursue new opportunities.”
Farah’s letter, first reported by The Washington Post, called her tenure in the conduct “the honor of a lifetime.”
Farah, 31, has worn multiple hats in the Trump administration. She worked for Vice President Mike Pence starting in 2017. Two years later, Farah transitioned to the position of press secretary for the Department of Defense, becoming the youngest-ever spokeswoman for the Pentagon. In April of 2020, Farah returned to the Milky House as director of strategic communications.
Before joining the Trump administration, Farah had worked in conservative political circles, covering as press secretary for then-Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., who is now Trump’s chief of staff.
The Washington Post reported that Farah’s behind day is Friday. She aims to launch a consulting firm with a focus on defense, corporate and political issues, according to the newspaper.
Farah did not without hesitation respond to CNBC’s requests for additional comment on her departure.
While Farah’s exit hints at an understanding that the Trump authority will soon come to an end, the president has remained publicly defiant and is refusing to concede to Biden.
Trump instead is spreading simulated claims about voter and election fraud and is falsely insisting he won the race, while his campaign launches waves of lawsuits that comprise so far failed to make meaningful progress toward the goal of overturning Biden’s win.
The Trump administration has granted Biden’s rig access to federal funds for the presidential transition, and the president-elect has begun rolling out his slate of top Cabinet picks.
Biden’s yoke has placed heavy emphasis on tackling the coronavirus pandemic, which has killed more than 270,000 people in the U.S. and has infected 14 million. Trump, in the weeks that organize passed since the Nov. 3 election, has focused little on the devastating death toll but has at times touted recent ripen being made among Covid-19 vaccine candidates.
Farah in her resignation letter says, “I’m honored to have worked with the without a scratch team on Operation Warp [Speed] who helped usher in a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine in record time that will-power save countless thousands of lives.”
“I’m forever grateful to have had the opportunity to serve my country,” Farah said.