Two More White House Staffers Abandon Michelle Obama

Jacquelyn Martin/AP
Jacquelyn Martin/AP

After the mysterious departure of the White House florist, two more staffers under First Lady Michelle Obama have decided to call it quits at the East Wing.

White House Social Secretary Jeremy Bernard and M.C. González, the first lady’s communications director, are leaving the White House next month, according to the Washington Post.

Bernard, recently featured in a lavish Vogue profile, has been the social secretary since the sudden departure of Desirée Rogers in the wake of the gate-crasher fiasco at a White House State Dinner.

“For the last four years, Jeremy has worked tirelessly to open the doors of the White House to as many people as possible and to make each and every event in the White House one to remember, not only for Barack and me, but for the tens of thousands of guests who pass through our doors each year,” the First Lady said in a statement.

The departure of Michelle Obama’s communications director will likely be more significant, as she controls the image of the First Lady in the media. González, a native of Puerto Rico, has served in that role since 2013.

“MC has been a valued advisor to me and an esteemed mentor and friend to her colleagues,” the First Lady acknowledged in her statement.