Mercedes Schlapp is possible Hope Hicks replacement: report

Mercedes Schlapp is possible Hope Hicks replacement: report
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Mercedes Schlapp, the White House director of strategic communications, has been floated as a possible replacement for communications director Hope HicksHope Charlotte HicksSenate intel leaders said Trump associates may have presented misleading testimony during Russia probe: report Cuomo turned down Trump invitation to participate in April press briefing: report Trump shakes up White House communications team MORE.

The Wall Street Journal reported that Schlapp has been discussed internally as a potential successor for Hicks, who resigned Wednesday.

Schlapp is the wife of Matt Schlapp, the president of the American Conservative Union, and a longtime GOP strategist. She was named senior adviser for strategic communications in September, shortly after Hicks was formally promoted to communications director.

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If named to the position, Schlapp will become President TrumpDonald John TrumpOmar fires back at Trump over rally remarks: 'This is my country' Pelosi: Trump hurrying to fill SCOTUS seat so he can repeal ObamaCare Trump mocks Biden appearance, mask use ahead of first debate MORE's fifth communications director in a little over a year.

The post was first handled by Mike Dubke, who quickly resigned. It was then taken over by Sean SpicerSean Michael SpicerKellyanne Conway to leave White House at end of month Pro-Trump duo Diamond and Silk launch new program on Newsmax TV The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Supreme Court's unanimous decision on the Electoral College MORE, who simultaneously served as White House press secretary. He resigned after Wall Street financier Anthony ScaramucciAnthony ScaramucciFormer DeVos chief of staff joins anti-Trump group Scaramucci to Lemon: Trump 'doubling down' on downplaying virus 'should scare' viewers Sunday shows - Leaked audio of Trump's sister reverberates MORE was named communications director.

Scaramucci's time in the position was short — less than two weeks. After he was ousted, Hicks took over the job's responsibilities, before she was formally named communications director in September.