Boris Epshteyn, 'The Most Hated Man on Cable,' Leaving His Role as Trump's TV Defender

Epshteyn, who grew up in Moscow, but is a college friend of Eric Trump, is expected to join the administration in another official capacity.

Campaign senior advisor Boris Epshteyn arrives at Trump Tower in New York, U.S. November 16, 2016.
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Boris Epshteyn, a longtime Trump surrogate and the official in charge of booking Trump officials for television appearances, is expected to quit, according to a report in the New York Times. Epshteyn, 35, an attorney, is known for his combative style and fierce defense of the Trump administration. 

While speaking on behalf of Trump, Epshteyn had accused President Obama of rigging the 2008 presidential elections and gained a reputation for terrorizing green rooms and as the "most hated on man cable."

A recent report from Politico about a heated exchange between Epshteyn and a Fox News employee, the cable network most closely allied to Trump, helps explain his departure said sources in the White House.

Epshteyn, who is of Russian-Jewish descent, grew up in Moscow, but is a college friend of Eric Trump, is expected to join the administration in another official capacity.