First lady Melania Trump tweeted Tuesday that her spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham will be the next White House press secretary, replacing Sarah Sanders.
I am pleased to announce @StephGrisham45 will be the next @PressSec & Comms Director! She has been with us since 2015 - @potus & I can think of no better person to serve the Administration & our country. Excited to have Stephanie working for both sides of the @WhiteHouse. #BeBest
Behind the scenes: A number of influential people close to President Trump wanted Grisham in the job — and Trump has told people he likes her and trusts her. She is one of a tiny number of campaign originals left in the White House.