White House Press Secretary Out Before She Even Holds A Briefing

(ThePatriotSource.Com)- Stephanie Grisham is leaving the West Wing and heading back East.
Before she even held a single press briefing, Grisham — the newly appointed White House press secretary — is out and will be returning to serve as First Lady Melania Trump’s chief of staff.
President Donald Trump’s new chief of staff, Mark Meadows, announced the move on Tuesday. According to CNN reports, the replacement with be Kayleigh McEnany, who was the campaign spokeswoman for Trump’s 2020 campaign.
Meadows is completely re-shaping the communications team in the White House, naming Alyssa Farah as the director of strategic communications, and Ben Williamson as the senior communications adviser. Farah is the spokeswoman for the Defense Department, and Williamson was a staffer of Meadows’ in Congress.
Grisham will be replacing Lindsay Reynolds, who resigned from the position of chief of staff to the First Lady this week so she could spend more time with her family.
In announcing Grisham’s return to the East Wing in a statement, Melanie Trump said:
“I am excited to welcome Stephanie back to the team in this new role. 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. I appreciate all that Lindsay Reynolds did over the past three years, and wish her well in her future endeavors.”
In the same statement, Grisham said:
“I continue to be honored to serve both the President and First Lady in 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.”
It was fairly clear that Grisham would not remain in her role as White House press secretary for long. Grisham hasn’t played a central role in the coronavirus messaging at all. Vice President Mike Pence was tabbed to lead the coronavirus task force, and he had his communications team take over all the messaging.
Grisham has been in the White House for almost the entire time the Trumps have, though. When Trump took office in 2017, she was named the deputy press secretary under Sean Spicer. She then became the communications director for the First Lady.
In June 2019, Grisham added the titles of press secretary and communications director to his resume.
The writing seemed to be on the wall for Grisham in the West Wing ever since Hope Hicks returned to serve under senior White House adviser Jared Kushner, who is Trump’s son-in-law. It’s also not out of the ordinary for a new chief of staff to bring their own aides with them when they take up the position. And that’s apparently exactly what Meadows is doing.
Meadows recently resigned his position in the Senate to take over the job as White House chief of staff on a full-time basis, and it was reported from the beginning that he would be bringing along a team of people who he has extreme confidence in.