Wednesday afternoon, the Washingtonian reported that John Rogers, the communications director for embattled Alabama GOP senate candidate Roy Moore’s campaign, has resigned from his position.
A source familiar with the situation reportedly informed the Washingtonian, who called Rogers directly to verify the story.
Rogers confirmed that he had, indeed, resigned from Moore’s campaign, but declined any further comment.
Fox News producer Dan Gallo posted an update on Twitter reporting that Moore campaign adviser Brett Doster told Fox News, “Unfortunately John just did not have the experience to deal with the press the last couple of weeks, and we’ve had to make a change.”
John Rogers is out as comms director at the Roy Moore campaign.
“Unfortunately John just did not have the experience to deal with the press the last couple of weeks, and we’ve had to make a change,” campaign adviser Brett Doster tells Fox.
— Dan Gallo (@dangallo) November 22, 2017
President Trump has faced backlash since his remarks Tuesday evening, in which he indicated support for Moore, telling reporters, “We don’t need a liberal person in there, a Democrat [opponent Doug Jones],” adding, “I’ve looked his record, it’s terrible on crime, it’s terrible on the border, it’s terrible on the military. I can tell you for a fact, we do not need somebody that’s going to be bad on crime, bad on borders, bad with the military, bad for the second amendment.”
Reporters brought up all the sexual allegations facing Moore, to which Trump responded, “Well, he denies it, he totally denies it, he says it didn’t happen, so you have to listen to him also. He said 40 years ago it did not happen.”