Stephanie Grisham, the former White House communications director and press secretary and current chief of staff for first lady Melania Trump, submitted her resignation Wednesday afternoon, effective immediately, in the wake of the violent protests, a White House official says.
Grisham was one of the longest-serving Trump administration officials, having begun her tenure working for then-candidate Donald Trump in 2015 as a press wrangler on the campaign trail.
President Donald Trump’s inciting and refusal to condemn the violence is causing increased discussion among his aides about resigning. While there are only 14 days left in Trump’s administration — and many aides’ final days will come before January 20 — many are disgusted by the President’s behavior and no longer believe they can serve him.
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The First Lady’s Chief of Staff Stephanie Grisham has just resigned, effective today, in light of the President’s role in fomenting violent insurrection.
— Laurence Tribe (@tribelaw) January 7, 2021