Trump Appoints Indian-American To Key Position In White HouseSeptember 13, 2017 13:25
Trump Appoints Indian-American To Key Position In White House:- In a much exciting development, Indian-American Raj Shah (32) has been appointed to a key position by US President Donald Trump, in his communications team, said the White House.
The officials said, Trump also appointed his confidant Hope Hicks as his Communications Director. Earlier, Hicks served as Assistant to the President and Interim Communications Director.
“Raj Shah will serve as Deputy Assistant to the President and Principal Deputy Press Secretary,” the White House said in a statement. Formerly, Shah served as Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Communications Director.
A Fox News contributor and columnist for The Washington Times, Mercedes Schlapp will serve as Assistant to the President and Senior Advisor for Strategic Communications.
Trump also appointed Steven Cheung as Director of Strategic Response. Cheung previously served as Special Assistant to the President and Assistant Communications Director.
Within hours of Trump being sworn in as the 45th President of the United States on January 20, Shah was one of the few handful of Trump’s aides who landed in the White House. Shah was identified as one of the three West Wing Power Player in the White House along with Hope Hicks and Eli Miller in April.
Born and raised in Connecticut, Shah’s parents migrated to the US in 1980s. His parents are from Gujarat. His father, an engineer by profession, moved to Mumbai at a young age while his mother hails from Bhujpur in Kutch. Before moving to the White House, Shah was Director of Opposition Research in the Republican National Committee.