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Politico: White House Rapid Response Director Exits

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By    |   Thursday, 24 August 2017 07:37 AM

Andy Hemming, the White House's director of rapid response, left the job Monday, according to a Thursday report in Politico. 

Hemming leaving the job was "mutually agreed upon," multiple sources told Politico.

In his job as rapid response director, Hemming was paid $89,000 a year to find and promote positive stories about President Donald Trump's administration, according to an Aug. 8 profile in Politico. 

The job entailed Hemming, a career operative for Republican campaigns, exploring cable TV, Twitter, print and online sources seeking positive Trump reporting. He then would send those reports to more than 1,000 influencers, which included reporters and "talking heads" who appear on TV.

While Trump has slammed CNN, Hemming has included CNN in his positive reporting, according to Politico. In July, Hemming highlighted Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., telling CNN's Wolf Blitzer that she had not seen any evidence that there had been collusion between Trump's campaign and Russians.

According to the Aug. 8 report, former Trump campaign spokesman Jason Miller offered praise for Hemming's job. "It's an important role … there's so much good news that's coming out of this administration, that we have to continue pushing all of these positive messages ourselves to remind people there's a lot going on."

"Andy does an incredible job of finding those hidden gems and trying to amplify those positive messages," said White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

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