Mercedes Schlapp

American lobbyist and columnist

Mercedes Schlapp (née Viana) (born December 15, 1972)[1] is an American lobbyist and columnist. She was born in Miami, Florida. Schlapp is a Republican. From September 2017 to July 2019, she was the second White House Director of Strategic Communications during the Donald Trump presidency, replacing Hope Hicks. Before being a member of the Trump administration, Schlapp was a critic of Trump.[2]

Mercedes Schlapp
2nd White House Director of Strategic Communications
In office
September 12, 2017 – July 1, 2019
PresidentDonald Trump
LeaderHope Hicks
Bill Shine
Preceded byHope Hicks
Succeeded byAlyssa Farah
Personal details
Mercedes Viana

(1972-12-27) December 27, 1972 (age 51)
Miami, Florida, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Matt Schlapp (m. 2002)
EducationFlorida International University (BA)
George Washington University (MPA)

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  2. Darcy, Oliver. "Top White House communications aide has history of rhetoric strongly critical of Trump". CNNMoney. Retrieved 2018-06-18.