It was one of the hardest jobs in the U.S. 2016 presidential election, speaking for the man seen as protagonist by many, antagonist by some; and always the most controversial leading figure in the whole event. From the tumultuous campaign where his man and their team defied all the odds to the amazing victory and until this transition period where they are still being rocked by controversies mainly because of the losers' inability to accept the result, Jason Miller as President-elect Donald Trump's spokesperson hold one of the most challenging jobs there is in the whole Trump team speaking for the man, defending him, clarifying things and generally taking the cudgels for the next U.S. President.
So effective Miller is in his job that days ago he was formally offered to serve as communications director of the White House. He has accepted the logical transition-only to take it back today saying he wants to make family his main priority after he concludes his work in Trump's transition to the Presidency.
Miller shared that he spent the most time with his family the past week, more than at any other time since March last year ever since he began his work for Trump from his campaign all the way to the upset victory and the current transition. Spending time with his loved ones has made Miller realized that he cannot afford to take on a job at this point as demanding as what the White House communications director post would entail.
Miller said he will conclude his work in the transition team, after which he is ready to hand over his responsibilities as communications director to Sean Spicer, the Republican National Committee Communications Director who was earlier announced to assume the White House press secretary position. With Miller begging off from his supposed role, Spicer is poised to serve both as White House communications director and press secretary.
It was not revealed whether there are any other factors that contributed or affected Miller's decision not to take the crucial White House job, other than family matters, or if there are any conflicts with other members of the Trump team or incoming Cabinet.
Miller started with the Trump campaign as a senior communications adviser, coming off from his communications work with the presidential campaign of Sen. Ted Cruz.
Trump's current spokesperson said he will continue to support Trump" from the outside" after his work with the Trump transition team. However, Miller did not specify in what ways and means he plans to accomplish such.