As White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham announced her role change in the West Wing to become First Lady Melania Trump's Chief of Staff, mainstream media journalists are a bit tied up in knots about whether they want formal press briefings or not. McEnany, 31, used to be a CNN contributor and the spokesperson for the Republican National Committee before being hired to be the press secretary for Trump's re-election team.
That was but one of many erroneous claims made by McEnany in her illustrious on-air career.
Grisham's new role was announced Tuesday by Mrs. Trump.
Grisham came to the White House from the Trump campaign, where she worked as a press wrangler with the traveling press.
McEnany is now working for the Trump reelection campaign as the national press secretary. It's an especially troubling hire at a time of crisis, when clear communication of the facts could not be more integral.
Farah is also a longtime aide to Trump's new chief of staff, Mark Meadows.
Grisham's new role was confirmed by the first lady, who said in a statement that Lindsay Reynolds, her chief of staff for the past three years, had resigned earlier this week to spend more time with her family.
Among the names reportedly in discussion to succeed her are the Pentagon's spokeswoman, Alyssa Farah, who was previously the press secretary for Vice President Mike Pence, and Kayleigh McEnany, a Trump campaign spokeswoman.
US President Donald Trump, in recent weeks, has personally been hosting his own press briefings amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
"I continue to be honored to serve both the President and First Lady in the Administration", said Grisham in the release. White House briefings, long stalled, have only returned in the form of the near-daily coronavirus task force briefings that Trump himself often leads.