Hope Hicks Officially Becoming White House Communications Director

Raj Shah 32 was one of the few handful of Trump’s aides who landed in the White House within hours of him being sworn in as the 45th President of the United States on January 20

Raj Shah 32 was one of the few handful of Trump’s aides who landed in the White House within hours of him being sworn in as the 45th President of the United States on January 20

Hope Hicks has stepped in to one of the White House's most unsafe jobs, becoming Donald Trump's White House Communications Director on a permanent basis.

Hicks took over the role in August, over two weeks after Anthony Scaramucci was sacked from the post after 11 days.

Sean Spicer, the former White House Press Secretary, took over as communications director role before he resigned when Mr. Scaramucci was hired on July 21. Following Dubke's resignation in May, the brash Anthony Scaramucci took the role for all of ten days. She is reportedly one of the most senior White House employees with one of the largest salaries.

Hicks, who served as assistant to the president and White House director of strategic communications before taking over as interim communications director for Scaramucci last month, met the Trumps while working for New York-based public relations firm Hiltzik Strategies in 2012, according to Business Insider. Until January 2015, she worked for the Trump Organization.

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. He gave an expletive filled interview to the New Yorker's Ryan Lizza, in which he bashed then-White House chief strategist Steve Bannon and then-White House chief of staff Reince Priebus.

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