First lady’s chief of staff Stephanie Grisham resigns after violent protests

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First lady's chief of staff and White House social secretary Stephanie Grisham resign after violent protests. Source: Getty Images
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Daily US Times: Press secretary and current chief of staff for first lady Melania Trump and former White House communications director, Stephanie Grisham, submitted her resignation on Wednesday afternoon, effective immediately, in the wake of the violent protests, a White House official says.

White House confirmed that Anna Cristina “Rickie” Niceta, the White House social secretary, also resigned Wednesday effective immediately.

Anna Cristina Niceta and Stephanie Grisham were among the longest-serving Trump administration officials.

Stephanie Grisham began her tenure working for then-candidate Mr Trump in 2015 as a press wrangler on the campaign trail. She started working as deputy press secretary at the White House under former press secretary Sean Spicer, but in March 2017, First Lady Melania Trump hired her for her East Wing staff.

As East Wing communications director, she quickly became Mrs. Trump’s most prominent staffer, often, protector and acting as defender, enforcer.

In a statement to CNN, she said: “It has been an honor to serve the country in the White House. I am very proud to have been a part of Mrs. Trump’s mission to help children everywhere, and proud of the many accomplishments of this Administration.”

The office of the First Lady did not respond on the matter yet.

Niceta served as Trump administration’s sole social secretary, assuming the post in February 2017. The social secretary at the White House conducts and oversees all events at the White House, from West Wing small meetings to the annual Halloween, Easter Egg Roll, state visits, and congressional galas andpicnics.

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