Fil-Am named Trump’s assistant press secretary
A Filipino-American has been appointed as assistant press secretary of the White House under the newly installed Trump administration.
According to a report by Asian Journal, 23-year-old Ninio Fetalvo was tapped by Press Secretary Sean Spicer to come on board following Donald Trump’s inauguration last Jan. 20. Fetalvo was part of the presidential inaugural committee that handled media affairs for Trump’s inauguration.
Fetalvo, who majored in political communication at George Washington University, also served as Asian Pacific American press secretary and spokesman and Florida communications director for the Republican National Committee (RNC).
“It’s truly a very humbling experience. It’s a real honor to work on behalf of our country and the American people. I’m really excited to see what President Trump and Vice President [Mike] Pence accomplish to truly make the country great again,” Fetalvo was quoted as saying by Asian Journal.
“Being at this position in the White House really excites me to just be able to help communicate and emphasize the policies that [are] really going to make our community better and more prosperous,” Fetalvo said.
Fetalvo was born to Filipino parents who emigrated from Bicol. JE/rga
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