A New White House Communications Director Named

politics
September 12, 2017

In August, Hope Hicks, who served as President Trump's press secretary during his campaign, was named interim White House communications director. Now the White House has announced that she will hold the job on permanent basis, reported CNN

Hicks became the interim communications director after Anthony Scaramucci left the job after a mere 11 days. During his time with the White House, he was a controversial figure. He air kissed the press, and he gave a shocking, profanity-laden tirade that was later published. Hicks, who rarely gives interviews, seems to be the opposite of the colorful Italian. 

Hicks met President Trump when she was working for his daughter, Ivanka. She didn't have any political experience before she joined his campaign, but the 28-year-old served as his press secretary throughout the 2016 election season before joining his administration as one of the highest paid officials.  

"That work grew into a close relationship with the businessman-turned-politician, making Hicks one of the few White House aides who has avoided the infighting that has largely defined Trump's presidency," reported CNN. 

The White House has had trouble keeping the communications director position filled since Trump entered office. Jason Miller, a campaign spokesperson, declined the job in December because he needed to spend more time with his family. It later came out that he had an affair with another staffer. Mike Dubke resigned in May, and Sean Spicer resigned in July to protest Anthony Scaramucci's appointment. 

According to Politico, Hicks, initially felt hesitant about taking the position permanently. She was the one who demanded that interim be added to her job title. 

Do you think Hicks will have a longer run with the position than her predecessors? Let us know in the comments. If you'd like to know more about Hope Hicks, we have what you need to know about the woman who is known as the "Trump whisperer." 

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