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 HicksWhite House orders release of Trump records to Jan. 6 committee Grisham calls Kushner 'Rasputin in a slim-fitting suit' The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - US prepares vaccine booster plan 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 TrumpFormer defense secretary Esper sues Pentagon in memoir dispute Biden celebrates start of Hanukkah Fauci says lies, threats are 'noise' 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 SpicerChris Wallace labels Psaki 'one of the best press secretaries ever' John Legend, Chrissy Teigen troll Sean Spicer Biden administration competency doubts increase MORE, who simultaneously served as White House press secretary. He resigned after Wall Street financier Anthony ScaramucciAnthony ScaramucciAnti-Trump Republicans endorsing vulnerable Democrats to prevent GOP takeover 'Only the Rich Can Play' documents how Republican program to help the poor didn't Want to evaluate Donald Trump's judgment? Listen to Donald Trump 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.