Sean Spicer, an official of the Republican National Committee, has been nominated by President-elect Donald Trump to be the next press secretary of the White House. This will likely be a very challenging role for Spicer to play in the Trump administration, since Trump has a pretty hostile relationship with reporters and the media in general. Not only that, but Trump often communicates with the public directly through Twitter instead of asking his staff to deliver his messages. He’ll likely do the same thing when he’s president.
Spicer has served as the communications director of the RNC since 2011. He has also been the chief strategist for the last year. Ever since Trump won the presidential election on November 8th, Spicer has been seen more and more with Trump and his team. Spicer is best known for being very combative when he is being interviewed on television. He is also very close with Reince Priebus, who is the chairman of the RNC and soon to be the chief of staff.
It was also announced that Trump’s campaign press secretary, Hope Hicks, is going to be his director of strategic communication in the White House. His current director of social media, Dan Scavino, will retain that role in the Trump administration. Jason Miller will be his communications director (he is the one who currently manages the transition calls for him). All four of these men are going to be Trump’s assistants when he is president.
Critics are a bit worried about Trump’s communications team because they are likely going to place a lot of limitations on the media. Normally, the press secretary of the White House serves as the link between the international media and the president. However, all of these people on the communications team are probably going to divide the various communications jobs up instead.