Kayleigh McEnany replaces Grisham as White House press secretary

Source: Politico | April 7, 2020 | Meridith McGraw and Nancy Cook

She is expected to return to the White House’s East Wing, where she worked before becoming press secretary, and work for first lady Melania Trump.

White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham, who never briefed the press at the podium, is returning to the East Wing to serve as First Lady Melania Trump’s chief of staff and spokeswoman.

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It’s the latest staffing change for the White House communications team after Mark Meadows joined as chief of staff.

Grisham will be replaced as press secretary by Kayleigh McEnany, the national press secretary for Trump’s 2020 campaign. Alyssa Farah, deputy assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Media Affairs and former press secretary for Vice President Mike Pence, will be the White House’s director of strategic communications. Farah also Farah also served as the communications director for the arch-conservative House Freedom Caucus under Meadows, the caucus’s former chairman.

Filling out the reshuffled White House communications team will be Ben Williamson, Meadows’ former chief of staff and communications director, who will be Trump’s senior communications adviser.

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