Thursday, December 22, 2016

Trump Names Kellyanne Conway 'Counselor To The President,' Sean Spicer Tapped For Press Secretary

Kellyanne Conway

Via The Hollywood Reporter:

President-elect Donald Trump picked his trusted adviser Kellyanne Conway to serve as counselor to the president and named Sean Spicer as press secretary on Thursday.

Conway, who is described as "the Trump whisperer," has been serving as a senior member of Trump's transition team after successfully running his presidential campaign as campaign manager. She became Trump's third campaign manager after Trump won the Republican nomination and is the first female campaign manager of either major party to win a presidential general election.

Conway will be the highest-ranking female in Trump's White House. In her position, she will continue her role as a close adviser to the president and will work with senior leadership to effectively communicate and execute the administration's legislative priorities and actions, according to the statement.

Later on Thursday, Trump also announced the senior members of his communications team, naming Spicer press secretary, Hope Hicks, who has served as his spokeswoman, as director of strategic communications, Jason Miller as director of communications and Dan Scavino as director of social media.

“Sean, Hope, Jason and Dan have been key members of my team during the campaign and transition," said Trump in a statement. "I am excited they will be leading the team that will communicate my agenda that will Make America Great Again."

Spicer has served as chief strategist and communications director for the Republican National Committee since 2011.

According to reports, Scavino was formerly a golf caddie that Trump met on one of his golf courses.
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