Donald Trump Names RNC Communications Director Sean Spicer as Press Secretary

President-elect also selects three others for senior communications team

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Donald Trump has selected Republican National Committee (RNC) communications director Sean Spicer to be his press secretary and assistant to the president, his transition team announced on Thursday.

In addition, Trump has selected Hope Hicks to be assistant to the president and director of strategic communications, Jason Miller as assistant to the president and director of communications, and Dan Scavino as assistant to the President and director of social media.

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

Spicer has been with the RNC since 2011. He was previously assistant U.S. trade representative for media and public affairs in the George W. Bush administration, communications director for the House Republican Conference and communications director for the House Budget Committee.

Spicer is the latest high-level appointment to Trump’s incoming administration. He has previously announced cabinet members including Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State, Steven Mnuchin as Secretary of the Treasury, Gen. James Mattis as Secretary of Defense and Ben Carson as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, among others.

Members of the cabinet have thus far only been nominated by Trump and will still need to be confirmed by a majority vote in the Senate.