And the “stone-cold killer” it is!
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders successor has been chosen, and it will be Stephanie Grisham, who will also become White House communications director — Sanders’ last day is this Friday.
JUST IN: Melania Trump announces her spokesperson Stephanie Grisham will be the next White House Press Secretary, replacing outgoing Sarah Sanders pic.twitter.com/J42OM1LuYc
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) June 25, 2019
Grisham was White House Director of Communications for first lady Melania Trump, and was seen as a front-runner in getting the position.
The first lady took to Twitter to announce the decision, fully on board with the move.
“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,” Mrs. Trump tweeted.
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
Sander’s responded online to say Grisham will be “an incredible asset.”
“[Grisham] will be an incredible asset to the President and the country. I’m sad to leave the WH, but so happy to leave our team in such great hands. Stephanie will do a phenomenal job. Proud to have another mom and a great friend in this role,” Sanders tweeted.
@StephGrisham45 will be an incredible asset to the President and the country. I’m sad to leave the WH, but so happy to leave our team in such great hands. Stephanie will do a phenomenal job. Proud to have another mom and a great friend in this role. https://t.co/OYvwL0E1JU
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) June 25, 2019
Grisham is a single mother of two, with her older son graduating high school in 2017.
The Daily Wire’s Ryan Saavedra quoted sources who described Grisham as a “stone-cold killer.”
“Grisham is pure Trump,” one source said. “She holds down the East Wing with ease and has no loyalties to any faction within the Republican Party. Members of the first family love her and know that she is fiercely dedicated and loyal.”
CNN reported that a senior White House official said Grisham will remain in charge of communications for the East Wing in addition to taking the role of press secretary — which means she will remain as Mrs. Trump’s spokeswoman.
Of course, leave to the network to try to sow discord over the decision, as seen from CNN White House correspondent Kaitlan Collins.
Collins said in a tweet: “Stephanie Grisham was at Camp David this weekend with President Trump … Melania Trump didn’t go.”
Stephanie Grisham was at Camp David this weekend with President Trump, @Kevinliptakcnn and I are told. Melania Trump didn’t go.
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) June 25, 2019
It remains to be seen if Grisham will return to giving daily press briefings. With the blessing of the president, Sanders moved away from them — Trump reportedly told Sanders “not to bother” giving regular briefings because the press reacted “rudely and inaccurately.”
Here’s a quick sampling of responses from to the move from Twitter:
Welcome to the new Press Secretary/White House comms director! We look forward to watching her handle the left’s abuse with the same grace as Sarah Sanders. #Trumpadministration #WhiteHouse https://t.co/WjH243zOJh
— Herman Cain (@THEHermanCain) June 25, 2019
— Ryan James Girdusky (@RyanGirdusky) June 25, 2019
Stephanie Grisham is the perfect person to be WH press secretary. I worked with her during the 2016 campaign. She is always calm, knowledgeable, kind and unflappable. You’ll be very pleased to have @StephGrisham45 at the prodium.
— Emily Miller (@EmilyMiller) June 25, 2019
Stephanie Grisham is now the most powerful staffer in the White House.
Prove me wrong.
— Chris Cillizza (@CillizzaCNN) June 25, 2019
As I predicted from the start (for the record)!!
*So Happy for you Grish!https://t.co/g8vuqAqe4Q
— Eric Bolling🇺🇸 (@ericbolling) June 25, 2019
Hope Stephanie Grisham doesn't like eating out at restaurants.
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) June 25, 2019
Looks like WH press secretary race is over. Stephanie Grisham has been first lady's top communications person https://t.co/TljQkJzGiA
— HowardKurtz (@HowardKurtz) June 25, 2019
Oh, that's great! I'm so—oh, what? No, no, I was just chopping onions, it's not—this is such great news! https://t.co/W2tRVUGIOz
— Former Future WH Press Secretary Michael Knowles (@michaeljknowles) June 25, 2019
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