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 HicksHouse Dems planning to send Trump associates’ testimony to Mueller: report Trump played key role in coordinating hush money payments to Daniels, McDougal: report Trump: 'I don't call it tweeting. I call it social media' 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 TrumpCoast Guard chief: 'Unacceptable' that service members must rely on food pantries, donations amid shutdown Dem lawmaker apologizes after saying it's never been legal in US to force people to work for free Grassley to hold drug pricing hearing 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 SpicerWhite House press aide Raj Shah joining lobbying firm Ocasio-Cortez fires back at Conway: She has 'engaged in a War on Facts since Inauguration Day' Huckabee: Nauert may need 'armor suit' to get through Senate confirmation hearing MORE, who simultaneously served as White House press secretary. He resigned after Wall Street financier Anthony ScaramucciAnthony ScaramucciScaramucci’s wife says he’s trying not to ‘blab’ White House secrets on ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ White House press aide Raj Shah joining lobbying firm Scaramucci joining cast of Celebrity Big Brother 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.