WH Communications Director Hope Hicks to Resign

By Melanie Arter | February 28, 2018 | 5:59pm EST
White House Communications Director Hope Hicks (Screenshot)

(CNSNews.com) - White House Communications Director Hope Hicks is resigning to explore opportunities outside of the White House, having served in that role since September, the White House announced Wednesday.

The exact date of Hicks’ departure is yet to be determined, but it’s expected to be sometime in the next few weeks.

Hicks is leaving after having served Trump for three years as the president’s longest-serving aide, the White House said. She worked for him before he announced he was running for president, as well as throughout his campaign and into his second year in office.

Her role with the White House “evolved from what was initially considered to be an unconventional press and communications aide to formally being announced WH communications director in the summer of 2017” after Anthony Scaramucci was removed from that position.

“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," Hicks said in a statement.

"Hope is outstanding and has done great work for the last three years. 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,” Trump said in a statement.

“When I became Chief of Staff, I quickly realized what so many have learned about Hope – she is strategic, poised and wise beyond her years. She became a trusted adviser and counselor and did a tremendous job overseeing the communications for the President’s agenda including the passage of historic tax reform. She has served her country with great distinction. To say that she will be missed, is an understatement," White House Chief of Staff John Kelly said in a statement.

Hicks “approached the president and told him she wanted to leave so she could start exploring opportunities outside of the WH,” the White House said.

 

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