The press secretary for the president of the United States is one of the most difficult positions to hold, always being at the wrath of millions of Americans who oppose the policies of the commander in chief.
On Tuesday, the newest face to take the job for President Trump is Stephanie Grisham, who has been the chief spokeswoman for First Lady Melania Trump.
Mrs. Trump made the announcement herself on Twitter, saying she and the president “can think of no better person to serve the Administration & our country.”
“Excited to have Stephanie working for both sides of the @WhiteHouse,” she added, as Grisham will still remain as Mrs. Trump’s spokeswoman.
Grisham will also hold the title of communications director for the White House.
Formerly of Tucson, Arizona, Grisham had been a spokeswoman for AAA Arizona, and began working for the Trump campaign in May 2016.
She previously noted she was “honored” to serve as Melania Trump’s spokeswoman.
“Mrs. Trump’s life story is an inspiration to millions of mothers and female entrepreneurs, and to me personally,” she said. “I deeply respect and admire her commitment to our country, her family, and to the important role of the first lady. I look forward to helping her communicate her unifying message of kindness and empowerment.”
Grisham will be filling the shoes of Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who is stepping down from her position at the end of June.
Sanders, the daughter of former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, was part of the 2016 Trump campaign and has been on the president’s communications team since he took office.
Input from Blitz:
Father of the outgoing press secretary to President Donald Trump has intimacy with the Qatari regime.
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) praised Qatar during early 2018 after visiting the Persian Gulf nation but failed to note he had received $50,000 from a lobbyist working for Qatar.
After Huckabee visited Qatar in January, he posted a tweet touting how “surprisingly beautiful, modern, and hospitable” Doha, Qatar’s capital, was.
However, the father of White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders did not mention that his Florida corporation, Blue Diamond Horizons, received a $50,000 payment as an “honorarium for visit”.
Joseph Allaham, a former owner of kosher steakhouses in New York, registered with the Justice Department as a foreign agent of the Qatari government.
In his registration, Allaham noted that he paid $50,000 to Blue Diamond Horizons on November 23 for Huckabee’s visit.
The payment came from $1.45 million the Qatari government paid Allaham for his work promoting “community engagement” that would benefit Qatar.
Huckabee visited Doha at the same time as Alan Dershowitz, the celebrity lawyer, and Mort Klein, the president of the Zionist Organization of America. The trips were among at least 20 coordinated by Allaham and Nick Muzin, a former aide for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) who worked as a Qatari lobbyist.