Hope Hicks to serve as White House communications director permanently
- Author: Jack Mann Sep 13, 2017,
Sep 13, 2017, 1:28
Bloomberg first reported on the development in a story about the White House's plan to promote its tax reform push.
Hicks took over the role after the departure of Anthony Scaramucci, who held the position for just 10 days in July.
Hope Hicks arrives at a swearing-in ceremony of White House senior staff in the East Room of the White House on January 22.
She was one of the first staffers to join his presidential campaign in 2015.
She also worked on several projects for the Trump Organization, including Ivanka Trump's Fashion Line.
The White House is naming Hope Hicks as communications director. She later joined the Trump Organization full time. As long as Hicks doesn't give any "off the record" interviews with The New Yorker, she should have some better job security.
It appears the feeling is mutual.
Trump has already seen a number of high-profile staff shakeups, just eight months into his administration.
'I said, "What do you know about politics?"
Hicks had taken on the role of communications director on an interim basis since last month. Scaramucci, who took the position in July, was sacked less than two weeks later. As Cosmopolitan uncovered, she even posed for the book jacket for the first book in the It Girl series, which is an offshoot of the Gossip Girl series. But despite the ostensibly temporary nature of her initial appointment, no active search for another communications director had been conducted as of late August.