Even as President Donald Trump’s first term winds down, his administration is still seeing some administrative turnover.
White House communications director Alyssa Farah announced her resignation on Thursday in a letter making the decision effective the following day.
“The honor of a lifetime”
The outgoing official said it had been the “honor of a lifetime” to serve in the Trump administration.
Farah had reportedly been planning her exit since before the recent presidential election.
In a Twitter statement, she declared: “It’s been the honor of a lifetime to serve in the Trump Administration over the last 3 and a half years.”
As the highest-ranking White House official to leave the administration since Election Day, her announcement has been seen by some pundits as more confirmation that Trump and his inner circle are convinced he lost the election to Democratic nominee Joe Biden.
“Incredible things we were able to accomplish”
Having worn multiple hats during her time in the administration, Farah had previously served as Vice President Mike Pence’s press secretary before working her way up to spokeswoman for the Pentagon last year.
In April, she returned to the White House in the role of communications director after former Capitol Hill colleague Mark Meadows took on the role of Trump’s chief of staff. According to the Post, her tenure is unique in making her the first individual to serve in all three of those roles under one administration.
She marked her last day on the job with a statement lauding the Trump administration’s accomplishments and expressing pride regarding “the incredible things we were able to accomplish to make our country stronger, safer, and more secure.”
Her statement continued: “We delivered historic tax cuts, putting money back into the pockets of hard working Americans. We rebuilt the judiciary with Constitution abiding independent jurists and we worked to create the most inclusive economy in American history – that gives every citizen a real chance to achieve the American dream.”
The president tweeted his appreciation for her service, calling the outgoing spokeswoman a “great person who did a fantastic job.”