Stephanie Grisham out as White House press secretary

Grisham will become first lady Melania Trump’s chief of staff.

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White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham

White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham is out.

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White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham, whose tenure was notable for lack of briefings is out as of Tuesday, moving on to become the chief of staff and spokeswoman for first lady Melania Trump.

Before becoming press secretary, Grisham was the first lady’s spokeswoman.

Grisham departs as President Donald Trump is holding long daily briefings — the Monday one topped two hours — to highlight his own work to address the COVID-19 pandemic.

From the White House:

First Lady Melania Trump is today announcing that Stephanie Grisham will be rejoining the East Wing full time as Chief of Staff and Spokesperson. I am excited to welcome Stephanie back to the team in this new role, stated First Lady Melania Trump.She has been a mainstay and true leader in the Administration from even before day one, and I know she will excel as Chief of Staff.I appreciate all that Lindsay Reynolds did over the past three years, and wish her well in her future endeavors. I continue to be honored to serve both the President and First Lady in the Administration, stated Grisham. My replacements will be announced in the coming days and I will stay in the West Wing to help with a smooth transition for as long as needed. Lindsay Reynolds resigned early this week to spend time with her family. Stephanie will begin her role as Chief of Staff effective immediately.

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