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Trump Picks Navy Reserve Commander Sean Spicer as White House Press Secretary

Sean Spicer

Sean Spicer, communications chief of the Republican National Committee, has been selected by President-elect Donald Trump to serve as the White House press secretary, Military Times reported Thursday.

Leo Shane III and David B. Larter write Spicer is a U.S. Navy Reserve commander who previously served during George W. Bush’s administration as a spokesman for the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.

He took part in the joint exercises in Sweden, Germany and Guam as a media planner and is now assigned to the Joint Staff’s naval reserve contingent in Washington, Shane and Larter report.

Trump also appointed Jason Miller as White House communications director and Hope Hicks as chief of strategic communications, according to a report by Damian Paletta for the Wall Street Journal.

Miller and Hicks both served as spokespersons during Trump’s presidential campaign.

Daniel Scavino Jr., Trump’s social media adviser during the campaign, was also named director of social media in the incoming administration, Paletta added.

 

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