Trump campaign press secretary Kayleigh McEnany will replace Stephanie Grisham as White House press secretary.
NYPost reports Stephanie Grisham is out as White House press secretary and will be replaced by Kayleigh McEnany.
Grisham, who replaced 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 Tuesday.
“I am excited to welcome Stephanie back to the team in this new role,” a statement from the first lady read, “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.”
McEnany, a spokeswoman for the Trump campaign, will take her place, the New York Times reported.
A longtime Trump associate tells The Post that there had been speculation for weeks that Grisham was on her way out of the press secretary role.
Adding to that speculation, the first lady reportedly still spoke to Grisham on a near daily basis after originally leaving the chief of staff role, according to CNN.
Grisham and Trump previously worked together when she served as the first lady’s communications director before becoming press secretary.
Newly-installed White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows is behind the shakeup, according to sources.
A longtime Trump associate tells The Post that Meadows wants to revamp the White House press office, allowing it to play a “much bigger role with the media.”
“It’s a 40-person team,” they said of the press office, “That’s a lot of people. You think [Trump] could get at least some good press.”
Meadows also clashed with Grisham since coming into his new role, and targeted her as someone he wanted to replace, according to The Times.