First Lady Melanias spokeswoman is new White House Press Secretary

first_imgWashington: Stephanie Grisham, First Lady Melania Trump’s spokeswoman and her husband President Donald Trump’s long term close aide, will be the new White House Press Secretary, replacing Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Grisham, 42, will also take on the added role of the White House Communications Director, a job that has been vacant since the departure of Bill Shine in March, and will keep her role in the East Wing. She will take office on July 1. Also Read – Merkel warns UK Brexit deal ‘unlikely’ without compromise: London”I am pleased to announce Grisham will be the next Press Secretary and Communications Director. She has been with us since 2015,” the First Lady tweeted on Tuesday. Melania said that she and her husband President Trump “can think of no better person to serve the administration” and the country. “Excited to have Stephanie working for both sides,” she added. The 30th White House Press Secretary, Grisham, currently is the press secretary of Melania. Also Read – India, China should jointly uphold peace and stability, resolve disputes through dialogues: Chinese ambassador Originally from Arizona, she worked for the Trump presidential campaign in 2015 and 2016. Soon after Trump was sworn in as the President, she was appointed as the White House Deputy Press Secretary. She later moved on to become the spokesperson of the First Lady. There are indications that Grisham would hold three positions simultaneously: White House Communications Director, White House Press Secretary and Press Secretary to the First Lady. President Trump did not immediately issue a statement on Grisham’s appointment. He, however, said later in the Oval Office that Grisham is “very talented” and beloved by the First lady and her colleagues. “Done a fantastic job. The first lady loves her. I think she’s been, you know, just incredible. She’s very talented,” Trump said. Earlier, Trump said he was considering four or five people to replace outgoing White House press secretary Sanders. “Replacing Sarah is not going to be easy a lot of people want the job. We have four or five people that really want it, very good people, very good names but Sarah has done a fantastic job she’ll be governor. She won’t talk to us anymore,” Trump told The Hill. The President announced earlier this month that Sanders would be leaving the White House after serving as Press Secretary for two years. Trump claimed Tuesday in the Oval that his top deputy recommended Grisham for the job. “So I offered her the job this morning and she accepted. And the first lady is very happy for her. It’s a big job. It’s a big job. But we think Stephanie is going to do a fantastic job. And Hogan is going to be with her. Hogan is one of the people that recommended her,” Trump said. Sanders reacted to Grisham’s appointment, saying she will be an “incredible asset” to President Trump and the country. “Grisham will be an incredible asset to the President and the country. I’m sad to leave the White House, but so happy our team will be in such great hands. Stephanie will do a phenomenal job. Proud to have another mom and a great friend in this role!” Sanders said in a tweet.last_img

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