White House communications director Bedingfield remains in post

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – White House communications director Kate Bedingfield, who would be stepping down from her position, has decided to stay on.

The long-time aide to President Joe Biden will take some time off in August and return in September, a White House official said.

“A huge thank you to everyone (everyone.) who listened to me and told me I regretted my decision to leave,” Bedingfield wrote on Twitter. “There is so much more to do and I am so proud and grateful to be part of this team. Onward!”

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A second official said Bedingfield had been asked to stay on until Biden, who was recently struck with COVID-19, tested negative and was later asked to stay on long-term. She agreed.

(Reporting by Jeff Mason; editing by Cynthia Osterman)