I was asked a while back if “Fox News Blonde” was an actual hair color and I said, damn, if it isn’t Clairol is losing money. In all events, this particular cadre of “journalists,” all interchangeable parts as long as the look is right, is Donald Trump’s favorite, and he has hired one, Kaleigh McEnany, to take over as press secretary. Unlike Stephanie Grisham, who never gave a single press conference in nine months, McEnany will be vociferously defending Trump on TV, we are led to believe. Daily Beast:
Grisham’s ouster is one of the first major communications personnel shakeups under President Trump’s new chief of staff, Mark Meadows, and another change in an administration that has had almost constant staff turnover. Meadows wants McEnany to focus on defending the president on television, the Times reported.
When Trump took office in 2016, Grisham, a campaign aide, was appointed deputy press secretary working alongside short-lived press secretary Sean Spicer. She then became Melania Trump’s communications director and forged a reputation as a dogged defender of the first lady, putting out aggressive statements and defending her during controversial moments like the infamous “I really don’t care, do U?” jacket and a secretive kidney operation in April 2018.
Melania issued a statement and I’m not sure what it means, but here it is.
Mrs. Trump also issued a statement praising Grisham. “She has been a mainstay and true leader in the administration from even before day one, and I know she will excel as chief of staff,” she said.
Maybe Melania thinks Grisham fired Mark Meadows instead of the other way around?
In all events, it is going to be very interesting in the White House very quick with McEnany on board. She’s been known in the past for her contentious live-TV meltdowns, so that’s what you can expect to see. I hope you stocked up on popcorn along with toilet paper, the show is about to begin.
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