Melania Trump could be set to lose her closest aide in the White House (Image: GETTY)
The First Lady’s spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham is the favourite to be US President Donald Trump’s new press secretary. The move comes after Sarah Sanders announced she would be leaving the role to return home to Arkansas. Principal deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley is also under consideration for the role, according to the Washington Examiner.
According to the paper, Trump’s top criteria for the role is that the replacement has to be a woman.
A source said: “When he says he wants a woman, he wants a woman.”
While a former Trump aide added: “The President really wants to have a woman fill this role.”
A third source claimed: “I’ve heard is that Stephanie is open to the position."