The potential Hope Hicks replacements

Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, if she wanted the job, could step behind the scenes.

Heather Nauert, a former Fox anchor and correspondent who is the State Department spokesperson, is very well-liked in the White House, and people believe she’d do a great job as press secretary (not comms director.) A White House official said: “With all the stink attached to the State Department, she’s one person who all the Trump people know is a Trump person.”

Mercedes Schlapp, now the White House director of strategic communications, is a veteran of the George W. Bush administration and has been involved in long-range communications planning.