By Emily Jacobs, Steven Nelson and Ebony Bowden |
Stephanie Grisham is out as White House press secretary and will be replaced by Kayleigh McEnany.
Grisham, who replaced Sarah Huckabee Sanders last June, will return to the East Wing as first lady Melania Trump’s chief of staff, without having ever held a press briefing, the White House announced Tuesday.
“I am excited to welcome Stephanie back to the team in this new role,” a statement from the first lady read. “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.”
McEnany, a spokeswoman for the Trump campaign, will take her place, the New York Times reported.
A longtime Trump associate tells The Post that there had been speculation for weeks that Grisham was on her way out of the press secretary role.
Adding to that speculation, the first lady reportedly still spoke to Grisham on a near-daily basis after she originally left the chief of staff role, according to CNN.