White House comms director Alyssa Farah resigns weeks before end of Trump administration

By Matthew Choi and Daniel Lippman

White House communications director Alyssa Farah quit her position Thursday, ending the tenure of a longtime staffer in President Donald Trump's administration.

Farah joined the White House in her current role in April after serving as press secretary for the Defense Department and press secretary for Vice President Mike Pence. Prior to her 3 1/2 years in the administration, she served in communications roles for then-Rep. Mark Meadows, who would go on to become White House chief of staff.

"I am deeply proud of the incredible things we were able to accomplish to make our country stronger, safer, and more secure," Farah wrote in her resignation statement, obtained by POLITICO.

The Washington Post first reported Farah's departure.

In her resignation letter, Farah celebrated a number of Trump administration policy priorities, including combating ISIS, brokering peace negotiations between the Taliban and Afghan government and Operation Warp Speed, the program driving development of a Covid-19 vaccine.

Farah's resignation comes in the final weeks of the Trump administration as staffers plan their post-White House moves ahead of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration. Though Trump has refused to concede the election, Farah's public comments following Biden's victory have been largely conciliatory.

After Biden announced his plans for staffing his own communications operation led entirely by women, Farah tweeted: "All accomplished & impressive women. But celebrating women’s advancement shd be nonpartisan," followed by a list of women who led the Trump White House press shop.