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Trump spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham joins First Lady Melania

Washington - The spokeswoman for US President Donald Trump, Stephanie Grisham, is leaving the post after less than a year. The 43-year-old will become the press spokeswoman and chief of staff for Trump's wife Melania, as the White House announced on Tuesday. A successor is to be announced in the coming days.

Grisham had served as the spokesperson for the first lady before she was named the president's media representative last summer. As Trump's spokeswoman, she was controversial and always remained in the background. Grisham, for example, never conducted a press briefing in the White House himself. Trump is known to prefer to turn to journalists himself - for example, currently at the daily press briefings on the coronavirus pandemic.

Ongoing staff changes

During his tenure, the President has swapped top White House employees and ministers in key departments in series. It was not until March that he fired his chief of staff Mick Mulvaney and replaced him with the Conservative MP Mark Meadows - his fourth chief of staff in less than four years.

Before Grisham, Sean Spicer and Sarah Sanders had served as spokespersons for the president. Melania Trump said in a statement that she was "enthusiastic" that Grisham is now returning to her team. "She has been a supporter and real leader in government since day one."

Grisham himself described it as an "honor" to serve the President and First Lady. According to the White House, Melania Trump's previous chief of staff Lindsay Reynolds resigned this week to devote himself to her family. (APA, AFP, 7.4.2020)