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Trump Hires His Fourth New Press Secretary, Kayleigh McEnany

Trump Hires His Fourth New Press Secretary, Kayleigh McEnany

Kayleigh McEnany is replacing Stephanie Grisham as President Donald Trump‘s latest press secretary, the New York Times reports.

Stephanie, who took over for 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 on Tuesday (April 7).

“I am excited to welcome Stephanie back to the team in this new role,” Melania said in a statement. “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.”

Kayleigh, 31, a spokeswoman for the Trump campaign, will now serve as the new White House press secretary. She was also a former CNN contributor and was appointed national spokesperson for the Republican National Committee in 2017.

In February, on Trish Regan’s Fox Business Network show, Kayleigh wrongly said that Trump would never allow the coronavirus to come to the U.S: “We will not see diseases like the coronavirus come here. And isn’t it refreshing when contrasting it with the awful presidency of President Obama?”

In 2012, she also made controversial comments about the “birther” conspiracy theory involving then-President Barack Obama‘s citizenship, tweeting, “How I Met Your Brother — Never mind, forgot he’s still in that hut in Kenya. #ObamaTVShows” and “Birth certificates and college transcripts #ThingsThatEnrageDemocrats.”

Sources say that White House chief of staff Mark Meadows is behind the change.

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