Melania Trump’s senior policy director, Reagan Hedlund resigns

28-year old Reagan Hedlund, a top aide to U.S. First Lady Melania Trump has reportedly left her position in the White House.

According to reports, Hedlund who joined the first lady’s staff in January as policy director, abruptly departed from her the role to work on foreign policy issues.

“I am very grateful to the first lady for the opportunity to help launch her policy initiative. It was a rare opportunity to contribute at such a high level. It was a difficult decision to leave. However, I have decided to return to my roots in the foreign policy world,” Hedlund told Politico.

“She is no longer with our office and we wish her our best,” Melania Trump’s spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, also confirmed in a statement. Hedlund had previously worked under Secretary of State Mike Pompeo when he was a Republican lawmaker in Congress. She’s also worked as an executive assistant at the National Security Council.

She came into her role right as Melania Trump was making veterans issues, opioid abuse and problems facing children a core focus of her policy goals.

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