Melania Trump is thrilled to have Stephanie Grisham as her new Chief of Staff. “I am excited to welcome Stephanie back to the team in this new role,” the first lady announced Tuesday. “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.”
First Lady Melania Trump excited by return
It’s easy to understand why first Lady Melania Trump is so excited about Grisham’s return. Before she headed over to the West Wing, Stephanie served as a “trusted adviser to the first lady” as her communications director. She first came on board during the 2016 presidential campaign and has proven her loyalty to the administration.
“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,” Grisham explained. She’s “honored” to be able to “serve both the president and first lady in the administration.”
Fiercely loyal national campaign spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany will take over for Grisham in the post of White House press secretary, which Grisham held since taking over in June of 2019 for Sarah Sanders. Grisham is best known for her frequent Fox News appearances. It’s not yet certain who will wear Grisham’s other hat. She also served as communications director for the White House. Rumors around the water cooler say the decision’s been made.
New WH communications director
Alyssa Farah was one of the top contenders to replace Grisham and it looks like she ended up in the communications director job, now that Grisham is working side by side with Melania Trump. Farah “previously held top communications roles for new chief of staff Mark Meadows and Vice President Mike Pence.” According to one senior White House official, “she will join the White House as director of strategic communications.”
Grisham is happy to be getting back to work after self-quarantine at home. She was in contact with “a member of a Brazilian delegation who tested positive for the coronavirus.” The delegate was a visitor to the Mar-a-Lago winter White House. She tested negative for Covid-19 but remained in isolation out of an abundance of caution.
Former North Carolina lawmaker Mark Meadows has assumed the role of President Trump’s chief of staff and hit the ground running to keep the White House moving smoothly despite the emergency atmosphere.