Inside the White House

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.

Every high-profile Trump White House departure

Ryan Zinke, Jeff Sessions, John Kelly, and Nikki Haley. Photos: Getty Images

The Trump White House had more first-year departures than any other president in at least 40 years — and the departures haven't stopped. White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders is the latest official to be leaving, President Trump tweeted on the Thursday.

Why it matters: The first-term revolving door of Trump's highest Cabinet officials is not normal, although some turnover should be expected now that we're past the midterms.