Election 2020

Trump Merges Campaign With White House

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham walked off the job this morning and I couldn't blame anyone who doesn't who she is, despite her prestigious job title, because Grisham held the job for most of a year and never once held a White House press briefing.

In what may be a sign that Trump intends to actually hold briefings in the coming months leading up to the election, he has appointed his campaign spokeswoman as press secretary.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A spokeswoman for President Donald Trump’s campaign, Kayleigh McEnany, will become the new White House press secretary, CNN reported, in the latest shakeup of the president’s communications office.

The newspaper said McEnany, who was spokeswoman for the Republican National Committee before joining Trump’s re-election team, will take over from Stephanie Grisham. Grisham had only been in the post since June, when she took over from Sarah Sanders.

The White House press shop has always functioned like an arm of Trump's never-ending campaign so, the way I see it, he's just removing the middleman.

Kayleigh McEnany is not just a Trump campaign loyalist; she's also a total nincompoop whose recent highlights include a promise that the novel coronavirus would never arrive in the United States as long as Trump is in the White House.

I would say the White House press corps should feel insulted by her appointment, but they seem to take their licks and just ask for more.

  • Aynwrong

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say of again.

    The use of the phrase “limited government” by any reporter to describe the GOP should be an immediate fireable offense.

  • muselet

    Donald Trump has long replaced every non-relative working around him at random intervals.

    He always claims it’s because of the person’s job performance, but it’s not. He fires people before they can gain knowledge and expertise, because competent people might figure out what he is up to. That worked well enough when Trump was running a real estate development company and the worst that could happen was a tax audit.

    I’m not saying Stephanie Grisham is competent or knowledgeable. She did imitate quite well the whiny, belligerent tone Trump takes whenever he’s asked a question that doesn’t presuppose his wonderfulness, but that’s not hard for anyone who’s been around a four-year-old. Why she had to go may have as much to do with the fact that she’s not blonde as anything else.

    I’m sure McEnany will be just as petulant as Grisham or Sarah Huckabee Sanders or Sean Spicer.

    Regardless of the outcome of the election, McEnany be gone on November 4.

    –alopecia

  • katanahamon

    Rump might as well give a press conference for a herd of cows…will they ever stand up to this bully? He’s only giving them as long as he can propagandize. If they really put pressure on him and didn’t let up, maybe he’d go back to tweeting and golfing..

    • muselet

      Alas, if the White House press corps “really put pressure on him and didn’t let up,” they’d all find their credentials had been pulled and given to One America News.

      –alopecia

      • Aynwrong

        That still might be preferable, as long as it was kept off the airwaves.