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Trump Campaign Names Hogan Gidley as New National Press Secretary

President Donald Trumps 2020 campaign named Hogan Gidley as its new national press secretary, replacing Kayleigh McEnany.

McEnany became the White House press secretary in April.

Gidley, 44, was the White Houses principal deputy press secretary since January 2019 and worked in the White House communications office starting in the fall of 2017.

“I am overwhelmingly humbled and deeply appreciative to President Trump for giving me a front row seat to witness history,” Gidley said in a statement. “My time at the White House has truly been a blessing beyond measure and getting to speak directly to the American people on behalf of this President has been an incredible honor. President Trumps record-setting accomplishments have improved the lives of all Americans, and I cant wait to get over to the campaign and fight for his re-election.”

Brad Parscale, who manages Trumps campaign, called Gidley “a talented advocate and defender of the President and his policies” who “is never afraid to go into battle with hostile reporters and television hosts.” Gidley has deep knowledge of Trumps accomplishments and a keen grasp of the Trump administrations policies, Tim Murtaugh, the campaigns communications director, added.

Trump praised Gidley in a statement on Twitter.

White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany
White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany holds a press briefing at the White House in Washington on June 8, 2020. (Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images)

“He is a strong, loyal and trusted member of the team that I know will do an outstanding job! We must WIN this election!” Trump said.

The campaign also announced that Erin Perrine was shifted from principal deputy communications director to director of press communications.

Trumps campaign has made a number of moves this month, including bringing Jason Miller, an aide in the 2016 campaign, back on board.

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