She did on-camera interviews only with Fox News, typically driving across town to the network's Capitol Hill studios instead of speaking on the White House North Lawn, where other reporters and cameras normally wait. She also served as the national spokesperson for the Republican National Committee. But I have always been someone who, I just like to say what what I think and like to say what I think the media gives you this freedom to - you don't have to say what someone wants to hear, you can say what you think and what you believe.
Sanders said she's a great addition to the White House and her promotion is an example of President Trump empowering strong women to senior roles. She worked as an assistant on Trump's 2016 presidential campaign.
Stephanie Grisham, then White House press secretary, listens in October as President Trump spoke to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House. She later became a CNN talking head who often clashed with anchors like Van Jones over her blind Trump support, abruptly leaving the network in 2017 for a new role - anchoring a series of freakish pro-Trump online videos that some compared to state-sponsored TV. This includes bringing on his own chief of staff, Ben Wlliamson, as a top communications adviser for the White House. Trump has called the media the "enemy of the people".
Now, she'll be the top-level official.
Since taking over as press secretary after Sarah Sanders departed the White House last June, Grisham never once held a White House briefing, as is customary for press secretaries.
In late February, as Trump continued to downplay the potential threat of the virus, McEnany - who a year ago claimed the president "doesn't lie" - appeared on Trish Regan's since-canceled Fox Business show to echo her boss' sentiment. After all, those who hold the office maintain a high profile, serve as the principal spokesperson for the sitting American president, and speak to the public and the press about a wide range of issue of global importance. McEnany, on the left, says: "We will not see diseases like the coronavirus come here", and adds: "Isn't it refreshing when contrasting it with the very bad presidency of President Obama". We will not see terrorism come here. In fact, she's been on the path to this position for years.