It’s been reported that White House chief of staff Mark Meadows is preparing to bring on board a new press secretary to replace the old one.
According to Axios, White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows has privately discussed bringing on Pentagon spokesperson Alyssa Farah or Trump campaign spokesperson Kayleigh McEnany as a new White House press secretary.
Why This Is Happening
The current Press Secretary at the White House is Stephanie Grisham, who replaced Sarah Sanders on July 1, 2019.
But sadly, Grisham has never held a formal daily briefing due to the fact that she was quarantined after coming into contact with the very infectious Coronavirus.
Grisham responded to the news by saying:
“Sounds like more palace intrigue to me, but I’ve also been in quarantine. If true, how ironic that the press secretary would hear about being replaced in the press.”
Stephanie Grisham, who has held the press secretary role as well as communications director since July, has never held a formal daily briefing. Her domain also spans to the East Wing, where she is first lady Melania Trump’s communications director.
It’s unclear if Grisham would keep her other roles if she’s replaced as press secretary.
A Complete Overhaul
Meadows’ start on Tuesday as Trump’s new chief presents a chance to overhaul a press shop that’s kept a low profile since President Trump ended the tradition of daily press secretary briefings.
Trump ended that tradition of daily press breifings due to the fact that the liberal media kept targeting Press Secretary Sarah Sanders – and they were trying to trip her up to damage her reputation.
Donald Trump confirmed this on Twitter last year, stating:
“The reason Sarah Sanders does not go to the ‘podium’ much anymore is that the press covers her so rudely & inaccurately, in particular certain members of the press. I told her not to bother, the word gets out anyway! Most will never cover us fairly & hence, the term, Fake News!”
But sadly, Meadows did not respond to requests for comment by Axios for further investigation. We’re just going to have to wait and see what happens.
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