President-Elect Donald Trump’s newly appointed communications director Jason Miller abruptly quit on Saturday.
Miller resigned after Trump’s senior advisor AJ Delgado tweeted (then deleted) a series of messages that implied Miller was involved in a sex scandal. She later deleted her Twitter account.
In a statement issued on Saturday — just 2 days after he accepted the coveted job — Miller said he resigned from the position to spend more time with his family. His wife is due to give birth next month.
In a series of tweets on Delgado’s now-deleted Twitter account, Delgado (pictured above with Trump) wrote “Congratulations to the baby-daddy on being named WH Comms Director!”
She followed up later by tweeting: “When people need to resign graciously and refuse to, it’s a bit… spooky”.
When someone asked who she was tweeting about, she responded “Jason Miller. Who needed to resign … yesterday,” before referring to Miller as the “2016 version of John Edwards”.
Edwards notoriously sired a baby with his mistress while his wife was dying of cancer.
The former senator finally admitted the existence of a love child in 2010 — the same year Elizabeth Edwards died. The revelation forced Edwards to drop out of the 2008 presidential race.
Delgado’s tweets led some to speculate that she was Miller’s mistress, and that he dumped her after he took the White House position.
Miller and Delgado made headlines when the NY Post reported they visited a Las Vegas strip club together the day before the final presidential debate.
Many Twitter users expressed concern that one of Trump’s senior advisors publicly aired her grievances with her married lover.
Kellyanne Conway, Trump’s campaign manager and now counselor to the president, had this to say when asked how she would balance work and family life: “I don’t play golf and I don’t have a mistress, so I have a lot of time that these other men don’t.”