Trump’s Longtime Aide Named White House Communications Director

Hope Hicks, a longtime aide to President Donald Trump, has been named the White House Communications Director, a White House spokesperson says.

Hicks was named interim White House communications director in August, after Anthony Scaramucci was ousted in July, just after 10 days in charge.


She was among the first to join Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. Her relationship with Trump started when she left Hiltzik, a New York public relations firm, to work for the Trump Organization.

She handled several projects at the Trump organization including Ivanka Trump’s fashion line.

The White House has struggled to fill the communications director position ever since Trump was elected in November.

Jason Miller, a campaign spokesperson, declined the job in December, citing family reasons. Mike Dubke, the administration’s first full-time communications director, resigned in May. And Sean Spicer, the former White House press secretary who filled in as communications director when the role was open, resigned in July.


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