by Daveda Gruber:
On Tuesday, First Lady Melania Trump announced that Stephanie Grisham, who is a top aide to our FLOTUS, will replace Sarah Huckabee Sanders as White House press secretary.
Grisham will become the White House communications director. She will likely be tough at the podium. She has proven that she is a stark supporter of the first lady from the beginning.
Melania 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
Sanders had announced her intentions to step down as White House press secretary earlier this month.
On Tuesday, Huckabee Sanders took to Twitter and tweeted that Grisham “will be an incredible asset to the president and the country.”
Huckabee 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
White House press briefings have taken on a new structure under the Trump administration. Traditional televised press briefings in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room have almost stopped.
During this year, the president said he told Huckabee Sanders “not to bother” giving those regular briefings anymore. He said that the press covers her “rudely and inaccurately.”
Press briefings are mostly happening in impromptu gatherings outside the West Wing.
Personally, I liked Huckabee Sanders as our press secretary. She did a fabulous job under very difficult circumstances. Most of the mainstream media did not quote her accurately. They picked out words and sentences that suited the message that they wanted to report.
Grisham will be the third press secretary under the Trump administration. Sean Spicer, resigned from the position that put Sanders Huckabee at the helm in 2017.
Good luck to Grisham. I think she’ll be good at this. Left wing reporters are not nice people. Do I dare say that they are “the enemy of the people?”