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Sean Spicer named Trump press secretary

Sean Spicer was seen in Trump Tower earlier this month.Drew Angerer/Getty Images

President-elect Donald Trump named his communications team on Thursday, with spokesman and former Republican National Committee official Sean Spicer landing the job of press secretary.

President-elect Trump’s transition team said in a statement that spokeswoman Hope Hicks would serve as director of strategic communications. Trump also named Jason Miller director of communications and Dan Scavino director of social media. All four staffers will also serve as assistants to the president, according to the announcement.

Spicer, a Rhode Island native, served as the Republican National Committee communications director and chief strategist before working with the Trump transition.

In a statement, Trump praised his new White House communications team, all of whom worked for him in various capacities during the campaign or transition. Hicks has been involved in the Trump campaign since its early stages.


“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,” he said.

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