First lady Melania Trump announced Tuesday that top aide Stephanie Grisham has been selected to replace outgoing White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
Trump wrote on Twitter that Grisham will also assume the role as White House communications director, a position she held under the first lady. “I can think of no better person to serve the Administration & our country. Excited to have Stephanie working for both sides of the @WhiteHouse,” she said. CNN reports Grisham will remain as the first lady’s spokesperson.
Following President Donald Trump’s election, Grisham was appointed Deputy Press Secretary for Sean Spicer and was later moved to the first lady’s office in March 2017.
Sanders, who announced earlier June that she will depart the White House at month’s end, said that Grisham “will be an incredible asset to the President and the country.”
We'll have to wait and see how Grisham performs, but if she has the approval of the First Lady we have to assume she'll be a great Press Secretary.
I am pleased to announce @StephGrisham45 will be the next @PressSec & Comms Director! She has been with us since 2015 - @potus & I can think of no better person to serve the Administration & our country. Excited to have Stephanie working for both sides of the @WhiteHouse. #BeBest— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) June 25, 2019