The press secretary for the president of the United States is one of the most difficult positions to hold, always being at the wrath of millions of Americans who oppose the policies of the commander in chief.
On Tuesday, the newest face to take the job for President Trump is Stephanie Grisham, who has been the chief spokeswoman for First Lady Melania Trump.
Mrs. Trump made the announcement herself on Twitter, saying she and the president “can think of no better person to serve the Administration & our country.”
“Excited to have Stephanie working for both sides of the @WhiteHouse,” she added, as Grisham will still remain as Mrs. Trump’s spokeswoman.
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
Grisham will also hold the title of communications director for the White House.
Formerly of Tucson, Arizona, Grisham had been a spokeswoman for AAA Arizona, and began working for the Trump campaign in May 2016.
She previously noted she was “honored” to serve as Melania Trump’s spokeswoman.
“Mrs. Trump’s life story is an inspiration to millions of mothers and female entrepreneurs, and to me personally,” she said. “I deeply respect and admire her commitment to our country, her family, and to the important role of the first lady. I look forward to helping her communicate her unifying message of kindness and empowerment.”
Grisham will be filling the shoes of Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who is stepping down from her position at the end of June.
Sanders, the daughter of former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, was part of the 2016 Trump campaign and has been on the president’s communications team since he took office.
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