LADIES FIRST: Women Represent Trump At White House, Pentagon, And State Dept Now

Kerry Picket Political Reporter
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With the appointment of Sarah Huckabee Sanders as the new White House Press Secretary following the resignation of Sean Spicer, women now represent the administration at the West Wing, the Pentagon, the Justice Department and the State Department.

Sanders had previously been serving as principal deputy press secretary at the White House communications shop, but when President Donald Trump decided to bring in Anthony Scaramucci as White House Communications Director and move Spicer to another role, Spicer decided it was time to leave.

Sanders first began taking questions from reporters in lieu of Spicer last May while he fulfilled his U.S. Navy Reserve duties. She continued to conduct daily press briefings after the communications shop decided to remove television cameras from the pressers.

The new White House Press Secretary joins a communication team of other female officials leading shops in their own departments.

Heather Nauert, a former Fox News anchor, began representing the administration as the State Department spokesperson back in April. Nauert covered both foreign and domestic news and events for the channel, including the 9-11 terror attacks, the war in Iraq, and the genocide in Darfur, Sudan.

At the Justice Department, Sarah Isgur Flores is the Director of Public Affairs. Isgur Flores, previously a campaign surrogate for Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina and later the political director for Texans for Ted Cruz during the 2016 primary, is a graduate of Northwestern University and Harvard Law School, where she was the President of the Harvard Federalist Society. She later went on to clerk for Judge Edith Jones of the U.S.  Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Prior to going to DOJ,  she served as Deputy Communications Director at the Republican National Committee.

Finally, Dana W. White serves as the assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs. A long-time D.C. political communications professional, White previously served as a staff member on the Senate Armed Services Committee. Additionally, White was a foreign policy adviser on the 2008 presidential campaign of Arizona Republican Senator John McCain. White later went on to be director of the Washington Roundtable for the Asia-Pacific Press at The Heritage Foundation and a publicist for the Fox News Channel.

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