President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday said Sean Spicer, the Republican National Committee’s spokesman and chief strategist, will serve as press secretary in the next administration.
Trump also tapped several veterans of his campaign for senior posts on his White House communications team.
Hope Hicks, who has served as Trump’s press secretary since he began his campaign in 2015, will be director of strategic communications. Another Trump spokesman, Jason Miller, who joined the campaign in June, will serve as director of communications. Dan Scavino, another staffer who joined the campaign early on in 2015, will continue as director of social media after serving under the same title on the campaign trail.
“Sean, Hope, Jason and Dan have been key members of my team during the campaign and transition,” Trump said in a statement. “I am excited they will be leading the team that will communicate my agenda that will Make America Great Again.”
Spicer is a close ally of RNC Chairman and incoming White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus.