Trump Reportedly Has His New Press Secretary: 31-Year-Old Kayleigh McEnany
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Prior to her role with the Trump campaign, McEnany served as a national spokesperson for the Republican National Committee and as a CNN contributor.
“Everybody says, ‘Oh, I can’t believe you have Jeffrey Lord or Kayleigh McEnany,’” Zucker said. “But you know what? They know who Jeffrey Lord and Kayleigh McEnany are.”
Farah had previously served as Meadows’ communications director during his time as the chair of the House Freedom Caucus. She also served as press secretary for Vice President Mike Pence.
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Meadows’ longtime congressional aide, Ben Williamson, will serve as an adviser for the communications team.
According to administration officials, Grisham and Meadows had frequently clashed and Meadows said she was someone he wanted to replace.
Grisham seemed unaware of the change when Axios asked last week.
“Sounds like more palace intrigue to me, but I’ve also been in quarantine,” she told the publication.
“If true, how ironic that the press secretary would hear about being replaced in the press.”
Grisham only served as press secretary for nine months, taking over for Sarah Sanders when she resigned last year.
Daily briefings have only recently returned in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic and it is unclear if McEnany will restart the practice.
Grisham will be rejoining the first lady’s office as chief of staff and spokeswoman for Melania Trump.
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