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A White House name to watch as Sarah Sanders' replacement

In this image, Stephanie walks out of a doorway while carrying a bag.
First Lady Melania Trump's communications director Stephanie Grisham. Photo: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images

Expect to hear more about Stephanie Grisham, First Lady Melania Trump's spokeswoman, as discussions heat up about replacing White House press secretary Sarah Sanders.

The state of play: A number of influential people close to President Trump want her 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.

  • A person close to the president said Grisham could potentially take on another senior press job, if not as a direct replacement for Sanders.
  • No decision has been made on Sanders’ replacement. Trump tweeted about Sanders: "I hope she decides to run for Governor of Arkansas."

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