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|White House Deputy Press Secretary|
|Assumed office |
January 31, 2019
Acting: January 14, 2019 – January 31, 2019
|Preceded by||Raj Shah|
|Special Assistant to the President & |
Deputy Press Secretary
October 11, 2017 – January 14, 2019
Serving with Lindsay Walters
|Preceded by||Office established|
|Succeeded by||Lindsay Walters|
John Hogan Gidley
El Dorado, Arkansas, U.S.
|Education||University of Mississippi (BA)|
John Hogan Gidley is an American Republican political aide serving as White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary since 2019. He previously served in the Trump Administration as Special Assistant to U.S. President Donald Trump from 2017 to 2019.
Early life and career
Gidley served as the director of Huck PAC. His past activities include director of media operations for Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, Executive Director of the South Carolina Republican Party, Press Secretary to the David Beasley for Senate campaign, the Karen Floyd for Superintendent of Education campaign, and U.S. Senator Elizabeth Dole's campaign committee. He was the director of communications for the 2012 presidential campaign of Rick Santorum.
In February 2018, Gidley said that Trump was speaking "tongue in cheek" when Trump said that it was "treasonous" for Democrats not to applaud him during the State of the Union address. Later that February, after Special Counsel Mueller's investigation led to the indictments of a number of Russians for election interference, Gidley said that Democrats and the media had done more to create "chaos" in the United States than the Russian government.
In January 2019, President Trump confused several officials when he directed them to, “Get me Tidley” when referring to Hogan Gidley.
In June 2019 Gidley was considered a candidate for White House Press Secretary when Sarah Sanders announced she was stepping down from the role. Stephanie Grisham was named to the position with Gidley continuing on as Deputy Press Secretary.
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