White House press secretary Sarah Sanders congratulated the "strong" women joining the White House press and communications team on Tuesday.
"Congrats to Hope & @MercedesSchlapp! @POTUS adds more strong women to WH comms/press team cc: @JessicaDitto45 @LWalters45 @KellyannePolls," she tweeted Tuesday night.
Congrats to Hope & @MercedesSchlapp! @POTUS adds more strong women to WH comms/press team cc: @JessicaDitto45 @LWalters45 @KellyannePolls pic.twitter.com/Qszlij7BVa— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) September 13, 2017
Hope Hicks was confirmed as permanent communications director by the White House on Tuesday. Prior to this role, Hicks previously worked as assistant to the president and interim communications director.Mercedes Schlapp, wife of American Conservative Union chairman Matt Schlapp, will serve as assistant to the president and senior advisor for strategic communications. Previously, Schlapp was the co-founder of Cove Strategies, Fox News contributor, columnist for the Washington Times, and Sirius XM radio host.
Former White House press secretary Dana Perino also congratulated Schlapp on Twitter Tuesday night.
"Congratulations to @mercedesschlapp who joined the WH today - she truly is a woman who can do it all and with wit, grace & lots of passion," she said.
Sanders is only the third woman to serve as White House press secretary, following Perino and Dee Dee Myers.