Trump Deputy Chief of Staff Rick Dearborn Will Leave White House Early Next Year

White House Deputy Chief of Staff Ricky Dearborn has confirmed that he will depart from the Trump Administration in early 2018.

Dearborn worked on Trump’s campaign during the 2016 election, and he worked on the White House’s public outreach and legislative endeavors throughout 2017. The Wall Street Journal reports that now that the GOP has guaranteed the success of their new tax bill, Dearborn is looking to transfer out and take up a new career in the private sector.

“Rick loyally served the president for two and a half years and brought tremendous energy to the White House staff,” Chief of Staff John Kelly said in a statement. “He’s a super guy and it breaks my heart to see him leave, but I look forward to his continued personal friendship and support for the president’s agenda.”

Dearborn’s departure comes amid recent reports of tension in the White House, along with a recent string of high-profile resignations. Longtime Trump ally Omarosa Manigault announced her imminent departure earlier this month, as did national security adviser Dina Powell.

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