Wikipedia Information / Biography Profile
- What began as a fascination for politics after hearing tales from her father of being a political prisoner in Cuba prompted Mercedes Viana Schlapp into the big bad world of American Politics.
- Mercedes was an important part of the national political campaigns of President George. W. Bush in 2000 & 2004, giving this American political commentator & columnist a solid footing in White House politics.
- In Sep 2017, Mercedes went on to serve as the Director of Strategic Communications in President Donald Trump’s administration.
Family, Children & Personal Details :
- Mercedes was born on December 15, 1972. She is a first-generation Cuban-American raised in Florida.
- She is married to Matt Schlapp, who is the Chairman of the American Conservative Union & an American political advocate.
- Matt and Mercedes Schlapp met while he was working at the White House, and she was Director of Speciality Media for President George. W. Bush.
- The couple has five young daughters – Viana Schlapp, Caterina Schlapp, Elissa Schlapp, Ava Schlapp & Lucia Schlapp.
- Mercedes graduated from Florida International University and finished her grad school from George Washington University.
Career, Net Worth & Professional Life :
- Mercedes hosted a web show called In the Know for Republican National Committee which was touted as cutting edge.
- She co-founded the government and public affairs firm Cove Strategies based in Alexandria, Virginia in which her husband Matt Schlapp is a Principal along with Stephen Replogle.
- She regularly lends her voice as a political commentator to Fox and has also contributed to a column in The Washington Post during the 2016 Presidential race.
- She appeared on Univision and Hannity’s America on Fox News.
- Mercedes has over 10 years of experience handling regional, national and international relationships with the Spanish press.
- Her primary role at Cove Strategies is to act as an interface between the clients & the Spanish media outlets, develop messages and implementation plans along with other media strategies. She ensures that the messages reach the targeted audience both locally and nationally.
Measurements & Controversies :
- In 2016, when President Donald Trump made his grab them by the p****y comment, Matt Schlapp appeared on Fox News to defend him.
- However, the couple had a night long debate on whether to continue their allegiance with the GOP candidate.
- However they arrived at a consensus that President Trump would be better than President Clinton.
- Donald Trump himself thanked both of them for doing a fabulous job of defending him.
Interesting Facts :
- Mercy Schlapp’s family belongs to the St. Mary’s Catholic Church parish in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia.
- Her father was arrested for planning an attempt to assassinate Fidel Castro.
- She is named after the patron saint of political prisoners, Virgin Mercedes, who her father prayed to.
- All five daughters of Mercedes made an appearance at CPAC 2015, the first event to be chaired by her husband after becoming the Chairman of American Conservative Union.
- In mid-2018, Mercedes and hubby Matt bought a $3 million house in Alexandria, Virginia
- Political party affiliation : Republican.
Body Info / Physical Features
Mercedes Schlapp Measurements :
- Eye Color : Brown
- Haircut / Hair Color : Brown
- How tall / Height : No confirmed information available.
- Legs / Feet / Shoe Size : No confirmed information available.
- Pregnant ? : Currently, she is not expecting a baby.
Personal / Home Details
- Mercedes Schlapp Married? : Yes
- Children / No of Kids : 5
- Ethnicity / Origin / Heritage / Race : White
- Nationality : American