President-elect Donald J. Trump named Republican National Committee spokesman Sean Spicer as his White House Press Secretary, the transition team confirmed on Thursday. The president-elect also appointed campaign aides Hope Hicks, Jason Miller and Dan Scavino to other posts on the White House communications team.
“Sean, Hope, Jason and Dan have been key members of my team during the campaign and transition. I am excited they will be leading the team that will communicate my agenda that will Make America Great Again,” President-elect Trump said in a statement.
Ms. Hicks was named the Assistant to the President and Director of Strategic Communications, while Jason Miller was named the Assistant to the President and Director of Communications. Dan Scavino, the Twitter guru, will fittingly serve as the Assistant to the President and Director of Social Media.
President-elect Trump takes office next month and the White House press secretary announcement follows news his former campaign manager Kellyanne Conway will serve as Counselor to the President. Conway, the first woman ever to run a successful presidential campaign, will “effectively message and execute the Administration’s legislative priorities and actions.”