If you watch FOX News, you’re probably familiar with Mercedes Schlapp. She often appears on shows to comment on developments in political news and she’s very smart. According to new reports, she’s in talks to join the Trump administration in a communications role.
Politico has the story:
President Donald Trump’s chief of staff John Kelly is tightening his grip on the West Wing, thinning staff he considers extraneous while bringing in new blood to professionalize a White House that has suffered from internal turmoil.
For the new hires, the retired general is looking to seasoned political hands rather than the neophytes who made up the first wave of aides brought in by Trump, many of whom never had clear portfolios, according to eight current and former White House officials.
Mercedes Schlapp, wife of American Conservative Union chairman Matthew Schlapp, is expected to be Kelly’s first high-profile new addition. She’s in talks to join the White House in a senior role in the communications department, according to three White House officials with knowledge of the situation…
The role for Mercedes Schlapp, a former Fox News contributor who served in the George W. Bush administration as a spokesperson for Spanish-language media outlets, has yet to be defined. The entire communications team is slated to be reorganized, according to a White House official and a person close to the administration. Schlapp’s position will be decided once that process is complete.
Good for her and good for the White House. She’ll be a great hire!