Who Is Stephanie Grisham? New Details On Melania Trump's Spokeswoman — Who Just Became White House Press Secretary

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Who Is Stephanie Grisham? New Details On Melania Trump's Spokeswoman — Who Just Became The White House's Press Secretary

She has an immense amount of loyalty to Donald Trump, going so far as to serve on his transition team when he won the presidency in 2016. Now, she's gone from being Melania Trump's spokeswoman to being the new press secretary for the White House, replacing Sarah Sanders. Who is Stephanie Grisham?

Let’s look at what we know about the latest person to join the “Trump Team.”

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1. She started out as a spokeswoman for AAA.

According to The Tuscon Sentinel, Stephanie Grisham got her professional start as a spokeswoman for AAA. She got that job in 2007. She followed up that position with a job as the public information officer for Arizona State Attorney General Tom Horne.

“She began working for the Donald Trump campaign in May 2016, after the Legislature adjourned. Since Trump's election victory in November, Grisham first worked with the incoming president's transition team, and then as a deputy press secretary. She was named a "special assistant to the president" and communications director for the first lady on Monday,” wrote the outlet at the time.

Stephanie Grisham is considered a "Trump loyalist." 

2. Stephanie Grisham has a rocky personal life.

According to Fox 10 Phoenix, Grisham bills herself as a “single mother of two children” after divorcing her husband. She also said that it was difficult to take the job with the Trump White House because it would require her being away from her younger son.

“When she joined the Trump campaign, Grisham already spent months away from her boys in Arizona. Her oldest has graduated, and is on his own. Her youngest, however, is nine, and still needs his mother around. "Sometimes, I just break down and cry. I miss them," said Grisham. "I know that in the future, this will be great for them and it will benefit them," the outlet reported.

Some political pundits say hiring Stephanie Grisham is a bad move. 

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3. She also has been found guilty of driving under the influence.

Perhaps it might be best if Stephanie Grisham consider taking public transportation to work.

According to The New York Times, “in 2013, she was charged with driving under the influence, speeding and driving with an invalid license. The charges were reduced in 2014 to reckless driving, according to court records. Ms. Grisham was pulled over again in Arizona in December 2015 and charged with driving under the influence. She pleaded guilty, was fined and ordered into a treatment program, according to court records. Ms. Grisham said on Tuesday that she had completed what she described as a safety class and paid the fines, and that she disclosed the episodes to the White House before going to work there.”

Like others in the Trump White House, Stephanie Grisham has a rocky personal life. 

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4. Stephanie Grisham has also been found guilty of violating the Hatch Act.

According to Newsweek, while Stephanie Grisham was still serving as Melania Trump’s spokeswoman, she was found guilty of violating the Hatch Act.

“Senator Tom Carper filed a complaint that Grisham was in violation of the ethics law when she used her official Twitter account to post a message that included Donald Trump's 2016 campaign slogan "Make America Great Again,” they wrote, adding that she was found guilty of violating the Hatch Act just two months after the Senator filed his complaint against her.

Stephanie Grisham was found guilty of violating the Hatch Act. 

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