Hope Hicks, the former White House communications director for President Donald Trump, is returning to her old stomping grounds.
Hicks will once again work at the White House as counselor to President Trump and a senior adviser. According to The New York Times, Hicks primary role will be working with Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner.
Hope Hicks to return as counselor to the president and senior adviser, working not for comms but for Kushner https://t.co/GGKJRErjQs
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) February 13, 2020
“Hope is not only someone with a deep understanding of President Trump, she is immensely loyal to him and his agenda,” Andy Surabian said to the Daily Caller. “Above all else, she is an extremely talented operative who I’m sure will serve the president and the American people well in her new role. The White House is lucky to get her back.”
For seven months, Hicks served as President Trump’s communication director before she resigned from the post in early 2018. Prior to that, she served as White House Director of Strategic Communications.
Hicks previous departure fell in the middle of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. She was among a number of administration officials interviewed for Mueller’s final report. As a part of her cooperation with the special counsel, Hicks also testified before certain congressional committees.
As Business Insider reports, Hicks was “the youngest White House communications director in history. But before joining the 2016 Trump campaign, she had no political experience.”
She was previously “a model, actress, and lacrosse player as a child, before getting her English degree at Southern Methodist University,” reported Business Insider.