Hope Hick Resigns as White House Communications Director

Hope Hicks announced her resignation from the Trump administration on Wednesday as the White House communications director.

This is somewhat sudden and has come as a surprise to many people considering Hicks has been by Trump’s side since he announced his run for president in 2015.

She said, “There are no words to adequately express my gratitude to President Trump. I wish the president and his administration the very best as he continues to lead our country.”

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The Hill reports:

The 29-year-old adviser, who had no previous political experience, approached Trump recently to tell him that she wanted to leave in order to explore opportunities outside the White House, officials said. She did not say whether she has another job lined up.

Hicks has no set departure date but is expected to officially exit in the next few weeks, according to the White House.

“Hope is outstanding and has done great work for the last three years,” Trump said of his advisor, “She is as smart and thoughtful as they come, a truly great person. I will miss having her by my side but when she approached me about pursuing other opportunities, I totally understood. I am sure we will work together again in the future.”

Hicks frustrated some committee members by refusing to answer questions about events during the presidential transition and after Trump took office.

During her testimony, Hicks reportedly admitted that her job in the Trump administration required her to tell “white lies.”

The former model and public relations professional was named communications director last summer after Anthony Scaramucci’s tumultuous 11-day tenure.

Hicks was tasked with stabilizing the White House’s press operation that often clashed with other officials in the West Wing and spearheading its responses to multiple crises that have wracked the administration.

 

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