President Trump is nearing a decision on who will replace Hope Hicks as White House communications director, as two top administration spokespeople have emerged as favorites for the job.
Sources close to the matter tell Fox News it appears to be a two-way race to replace Hicks, with White House director of strategic communications Mercedes Schlapp and Treasury Department spokesman Tony Sayegh both under serious consideration.
Schlapp, a former Fox News contributor, already works in the White House communications office and has been seen as top contender for the job since Hicks’s announcement that she is leaving the White House.
A White House official cautioned that others are being considered and nothing is set in stone until the selection is officially announced.
“There are no words to adequately express my gratitude to President Trump,” Hicks said in a statement.