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Melania Aide Stephanie Grisham to Become WH Press Secretary and Comms Director

Sarah Sanders has a replacement. Stephanie Grisham is tough and loyal to Trump.

Here she is in action:

According to the Washington Examiner:

Stephanie Grisham, the spokeswoman for first lady Melania Trump, will replace Sarah Sanders as White House press secretary and will fill the vacant post of communications director.

The first lady announced the combined role for Grisham on Tuesday, writing on Twitter that “@potus & I can think of no better person to serve the Administration & our country.”

A 2016 Trump campaign veteran who built a close relationship with the first lady, Grisham emerged as a heavy frontrunner for the press secretary position last week, as reported by the Washington Examiner.

Grisham, 42, benefited from having many supporters close to Trump. Although not a frequent television surrogate, she’s viewed as intensely loyal to the president and unafraid to take on adversaries.

“I don’t think Sarah was as sharp as her. Grisham won’t hesitate to slide that knife into someone’s back, which is what you need. This is the White House,” one supporter close to the White House said.

In November, Grisham commanded headlines with an unusual statement calling for the ouster of Mira Ricardel, a National Security Council official with whom the first lady clashed on a trip to Africa. Ricardel quickly lost her job.

Many other former associates described her as pleasant to work with, despite her tough reputation.

Trump Schedule || Tuesday, June 25, 2019

11:45 am || Hosts a conference call with Veterans for MISSION Act Update
1:45 pm || Signs an executive order establishing a White House Council on Eliminating Regulatory Barriers to Affordable Housing 
3:25 pm || Presents the Medal of Honor
7:00 pm || Participates in a “roundtable” fundraiser with supporters; Trump International Hotel, Washington
7:30 pm || Makes remarks at a second fundraising; Trump International Hotel, Washington

All times Eastern

Acting DHS Director Gave to Obama, His Wife to Hillary

Hmm. Might not be the perfect person to carry out President Trump’s wishes. He is also, by the way, serving as U.S. Customs and Border Protection commissioner.

According to the Washington Examiner:

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan, who was accused of sabotaging the Trump administration’s deportation operation because of a personal opposition to the plan, has given for years solely to Democratic causes, according to federal records.

Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council, wrote in an op-ed Monday that the secretary and his wife’s donations only to Democratic politicians and organizations over the past 12 years could explain why McAleenan allegedly leaked a nationwide Immigration and Customs Enforcement raid to the media last week, forcing the administration to cancel the extensive undertaking after months of planning.

“He has proven his political leanings in his actions, including his campaign contributions,” Judd wrote in a Fox News op-ed. “By definition, Kevin McAleenan should be considered anti-Trump.”

McAleenan had no giving history until the 2008 presidential election, Federal Election Commission data shows. He made 11 contributions from $100 to $600 totaling $3,000 to then-Sen. Barack Obama between November 2007 and November 2008. One $100 donation was rescinded.

Mike Huckabee Confirms Sarah Sanders Might Run for Arkansas Gov. in 2022

Da-aad! Cut it out!

As many of us know, dads just love to brag about their children. Even if they’re kids are not yet ready to announce that they’re running for governor.

According to Politico:

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee confirmed Friday that his daughter, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, may make a run for his old job — but stressed that there’s no rush for the outgoing White House press secretary to launch a bid for the top office in Little Rock. 

“The race isn’t until 2022, so for all the people who are thinking that this is imminent, it isn’t,” Huckabee told conservative talk radio host Hugh Hewitt during an interview on his show Friday morning. 

“It’s a ways away. So the answer is: she might, but she might not,” Huckabee said. “She may decide that she doesn’t want to jump in that sausage grinder.”

CNN Agrees: Democrats Treat Hope Hicks Offensively

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Trump Handled The Iran Crisis Poorly, but His Flexibility May Have Avoided a War

President Trump’s decision not to go ahead with a retaliatory strike on Iran may have prevented a war by avoiding one of the reasons for unnecessary conflict: Leaders trapped into rigid thinking and plans under which they believe their hand has been forced. Let’s be clear. Trump’s response was bungled. He’s managed to do this… Continue Reading