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Trump names Sean Spicer as White House press secretary

Chief Strategist & Communications Director for the Republican National Committee Sean Spicer arrives in the lobby of Republican president-elect Donald Trump’s Trump Tower in New York, New York, U.S. November 14, 2016. 

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President-elect Donald Trump announced Thursday that Sean Spicer, the Republican National Committee’s director of communications, will serve as his press secretary at the White House.

Mr. Trump named additional transition team officials to helm his communications staff, including his former campaign spokeswoman Hope Hicks as director of strategic communications, Jason Miller as communications director and Dan Scavino as his social media director. Hicks, Miller, and Scavino all currently serve similar roles on the president-elect’s transition team. 

“Sean, Hope, Jason and Dan have been key members of my team during the campaign and transition,” Mr. Trump said in a statement Thursday. “I am excited they will be leading the team that will communicate my agenda that will Make America Great Again.” 

On Twitter, Spicer, the newly named press secretary, called it an “amazing honor” to work for the incoming administration.