Stephanie Grisham
Stephanie Grisham

Stephanie Grisham, who was White House press secretary and communications director, resigned as chief of staff for Melania Trump in the aftermath of the January 6 insurrection triggered by the president.

She joined the Trump presidential campaign in 2015 and moved into the White House as deputy press secretary to Sean Spicer, but then shifted to the First Lady’s office as communications director.

Grisham returned to the White House to succeed Sarah Huckabee Sanders as press secretary in May 2019 and lasted for a year before being replaced by Kayleigh McEnany.

She announced her resignation on Twitter, tweeting:

"It has been an honor to serve the country in the @WhiteHouse. I am very proud to have been a part of @FLOTUS @MELANIATRUMP mission to help children everywhere, & proud of the many accomplishments of this Administration."

Sarah Matthews, White House press staffer, has also quit because she "was deeply disturbed by what I saw today.”