Donald Trump’s new chief of position has been named as Richard C. Myers, who will serve as his chief of communications and legislative affairs.
The White House said in a statement that Myers will succeed former press secretary Sean Spicer.
“Sean Spicer has been a tremendous leader in the White House, and Richard Myers will be a terrific addition to our team to ensure that the president and his team can do their job in a way that is both effective and relevant to the American people,” Trump said in the statement.
“As a former member of the White Nationalist Party, Sean has the experience, knowledge and leadership to make this transition a success,” he said.
In addition to the communications role, Myers will serve on the Senate’s budget and the Senate Finance Committee.
The White House did not provide any details about his responsibilities in those roles.
The announcement was made at the end of a White House news conference to mark the end to his tenure as White House chief of public affairs.
It was not immediately clear whether Trump would nominate a replacement for Myers.
In a statement, Spicer said Myers is “the perfect person to help me succeed in the role of chief of the press office.”
“Richard has a deep understanding of how to use the media, a wide range of media topics, and is an excellent communications strategist,” Spicer said.
“He is a tireless advocate for the president’s agenda and is a terrific ally for the administration.
We look forward to working together to bring the American public into the Oval Office in January.”
The White Nationalists have been trying to oust Spicer since he was hired in February as White National Party chairman.
They have said they will remove him at the first opportunity if he doesn’t fulfill the duties he was sworn in to in April.
They had hoped for a change in chief of state before the inauguration, but that plan never came to fruition.
Spicer was in Washington, D.C., to attend a conference of the National Governors Association, which is a nonprofit group of governors that oversees state budgets.
He was also in New York to give a speech at the World Economic Forum.
In his statement on Tuesday, Trump said he and Myers will “work to bring together all the resources of the government, and together with the president to execute on the presidents priorities for the American economy.”
“I am confident that this new team will achieve all the goals that I have set for them, including working to advance President Trump’s agenda, strengthen our national security, and make America great again,” Trump added.
“We are proud of Richard and are thrilled to have him join the Trump administration,” Spicer’s chief of press affairs, Jennifer Friedman, said in an email.
In her remarks at the event, Friedman called Myers the “best communications chief I’ve ever worked with.”
She added: “Sean’s work ethic is second to none, and he’s passionate about the work he does for the people of the United States.”
Friedman said Myers will work closely with Spicer in helping the president plan the next steps for his administration.
He is expected to serve as chief of policy and legislative issues.
In February, the White State Democrats announced that they would launch a new campaign called “America First: We will win, and we’ll do it with Trump’s support.”