White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham is replaced

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A replacement for Grisham, who took over when Sarah Huckabee Sanders left her role as White House press secretary, hasn't yet been named.

Mrs. Trump's previous chief of staff, Lindsay Reynolds, "resigned early this week to spend time with her family", according to the White House.

On Tuesday morning, First Lady Melania Trump announced that her spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, would be returning full-time to the East Wing after some nine months also serving as the press secretary and communications director for both her and President Donald Trump.

McEnany is now working for the Trump reelection campaign as the national press secretary.

Grisham, who is close to Melania Trump, was the third press secretary.

"I am excited to welcome Stephanie back to the team in this new role", the first lady said in a statement.

McEnany, who is now a press secretary for Trump's re-election campaign, has been a fierce defender of the president on cable television, often making controversial statements like saying in February that "we will not see diseases like the coronavirus come here".

The Axios website reported last week that Trump's new chief of staff, the former Republican congressman Mark Meadows, was seeking a new press secretary.

The first lady reportedly still speaks to Grisham on a near daily basis.

McEnany made headlines this past week over a Fox Business appearance she made in February, during which she said President Trump would not let "diseases like the coronavirus come here". "I think that people are just hyper focused on potentially three times a week, 20 minutes a day press briefing when I think the way we're doing it is actually better and I think the American people and the media are being served a lot better", she said in a Fox News interview.

Ironically, the abandoned White House briefing room has been given new life by Trump himself during the coronavirus crisis.

Farah, 30, previously served as the communications director for Meadows and was Vice President Mike Pence's press secretary before joining the Pentagon in August 2019.



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