Donald Trump loses Chief of Staff due to riots in Washington – more resignations will follow

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The number of resignations in the White House is rising steadily. More and more high-ranking employees are leaving Donald Trump.

  • With Stephanie Grisham leaves a close confidante of Melania Trump the White House.
  • Next Grisham other employees are also leaving Donald Trump’s administration.
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+++ 2.49 p.m .: Always new resignations from the team around Donald Trump become known. According to his security advisor and parts of the communications team, too Mick Mulvaney, White House Chief of Staff, vacated his post. During the riot in Washington, Mulvaney had repeatedly criticized Trump on Twitter. He wrote: “The President’s tweet is not enough. He can and must stop it now. Tell these people to go home. ”

The “Exodus” from the White house five high-ranking people have joined since the riots until Thursday afternoon (January 7th, 2021). These are the following.

Name Previous position
Stephanie Grisham Chief of Staff of Melania Trump
Anna Cristina Niceta White House event manager
Sarah Matthews White House Press Secretary
Matt Pottinger National Security Advisor to Donald Trump
Mick Mulvaney White House Chief of Staff

Donald Trump’s national security adviser resigned

Update, 2:04 p.m .: After the resignations of the communications directors Stephanie Grisham and Sarah Matthews also has Matt Pottinger, Donald Trump’s National Security Advisor, announced his departure. The Trump administration is threatened with a personal exodus in the last few days.

According to information from the US news portal Daily Beast, numerous other high-ranking employees have: inside Donald Trump is considering as a result of Riots in Washington D.C. to submit their resignation. Including Chris Liddell, Deputy Chief of Staff of the President im White house.

Apparently this could only be prevented through the efforts of influential Republicans like Mitch McConnell. The Senator and his crew reportedly spent the night on the phone to prevent White House staff, Pentagon officials and government directors from interacting Donald Trump to break.

Melania Trump loses chief of staff – Stephanie Grisham resigns

Washington D.C. – Stephanie Grisham, Chief of Staff of Melania Trump and former White House spokeswoman, resigned on Wednesday (January 6, 2021). This was announced by the White House in Washington.

Stephanie Grisham has long been a close confidante of Melania Trump. Now she is leaving the White House.

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Grisham has been on Melania Trump’s team since 2017

Grisham has been part of the team around since 2015 Melania und Donald Trump, then still on the presidential campaign press team. Under Sean Spicer, also a former White House press secretary, she was promoted to deputy press secretary. In March 2017 Grisham of Melania Trump hired for her team. In this role developed Grisham quickly to one of the most important employees: inside of Melania and often defended them in public.

Said on Twitter Grisham: “I have been honored to serve the country in the White House. I am very proud to have been a part of Ms. Trump’s mission to help children everywhere, and proud of the many accomplishments of this administration. “

Reasons for resignation of the confidante of Melania Trump unclear

The reason for the withdrawal from Stephanie Grisham as press spokeswoman for Melania Trump remained in the dark for the time being. With her, however, Anna Cristina “Rickie” Niceta, social media manager of the White House, and Sarah Matthews, member of the press department of the White House, submitted their resignation. Matthews said they were “deeply disturbed” by the events surrounding the storming of the Capitol.

About the withdrawal from Grisham a White House official told CNN that it may have got into an argument with Donald Trump’s new chief of staff, Mark Meadows. Grisham has been a “very close” confidante of for a long time Melania Trump so it was said on. It was not the first time that she had considered vacating her post in the White House. Before that, Donald Trump’s team had put obstacles in her way, and she also wanted to be closer to her family in the Midwest. (Marcel Richters)

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