Published: Wed, June 26, 2019
World Media | By Shelia Harmon

Trump picks newest White House press secretary

Trump picks newest White House press secretary

"Mrs. Trump's life story is an inspiration to millions of mothers and female entrepreneurs, and to me personally", she said.

When reporters asked President Trump about his decision to appoint Stephanie Grisham, the first lady's spokeswoman, to serve as press secretary and White House communications director, Trump first spouted off about her loyalty to the Trump family. She also worked on Mitt Romney's presidential campaign in 2012.

Stephanie Grisham is stepping into Sarah Huckabee Sanders' shoes and becoming the next White House press secretary.

Grisham will accompany Trump to Japan and South Korea starting Wednesday, a trip that includes Trump's meetings with the leaders of China and Russian Federation. She has been with us since 2015 - @POTUS & I can think of no better person to serve the Administration & our country. Grisham has also impressed the president and first lady with the way she runs the first lady's communications operation - it's viewed as a tight ship with few leaks. As of an hour of Trump's announcement, Grisham had not tweeted about her new role.

Once part of the campaign, Grisham wrangled media as Trump canvassed the country.

During the campaign, Grisham pushed back against Vice President Mike Pence's staff when they tried to take over a plane being used by the traveling press corp after Pence's plane had been in an accident.

"Grisham is pure Trump", the source said.

In an unusual move, after then-deputy national security adviser Mira Ricardel tangled with the East Wing ahead of the first lady's solo trip to Africa, Grisham issued a statement calling for her to be removed from her role. "Stephanie might not be the first name that comes to mind for this role, but she's the one person inside or outside the building who everyone nods their head and says, 'She'd be great'".

"She's done an incredible job", Trump said of Sanders.

The other top candidate had been Sanders' principal deputy press secretary, Hogan Gidley. You know, like the White House press corps has a habit of doing for the television cameras.

Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, who worked with Grisham on the campaign, called it a "great choice". A former White House official told the Examiner that the claims about Melana Trump were untrue.

Grisham previously served as an aide for Sen.

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