June 19, 2018 / 9:09 PM / 6 months ago

White House deputy chief of staff to resign - White House officials

White House deputy chief of staff for operations Joe Hagin (C) arrives to board Air Force One to return home with U.S. President Donald Trump from Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila, Philippines November 14, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House deputy chief of staff Joe Hagin, who led the U.S. advance team for President Donald Trump’s summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore, is resigning, White House officials said on Tuesday.

Hagin, who plans to return to the private sector after entertaining a couple of jobs in other government agencies, is stepping down on July 6, the officials said.

“Joe Hagin has been a huge asset to my administration. He planned and executed the longest and one of the most historic foreign trips ever made by a president, and he did it all perfectly. We will miss him in the office and even more on the road. I am thankful for his remarkable service to our great country,” Trump said in a statement.

Reporting by Steve Holland; Editing by Tom Brown

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