President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday announced members of the White House communications office, and the Republican National Committee spokesman Sean Spicer is taking the lead as press secretary.
Last week, Spicer reassured reporters that Trump would not ban reporters from the White House briefing room.
“There’s a big difference between a campaign where it is a private venue using private funds and a government entity,” Spicer told reporters at a Politico event. “We have a respect for the press when it comes to the government, that that is something that you can’t ban an entity from.”
The four members of the communications office who were announced have been serving in similar capacities for the Trump campaign and transition team.
Other communications team members include Hope Hicks as director of strategic communications, Jason Miller as director of communications and Dan Scavino as director of social media.
“Sean, Hope, Jason and Dan have been key members of my team during the campaign and transition. I am excited they will be leading the team that will communicate my agenda that will make America great again,” Mr. Trump said in a statement.