Hope Hicks

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Hope Hicks
Hope Hicks thumbs up on 8 November 2017 detail, from- Donald Trump and staff on Air Force One (cropped).jpg
White House Director of Communications
In office
August 16, 2017 – March 29, 2018
Acting: August 16 – September 12, 2017
PresidentDonald Trump
Preceded byAnthony Scaramucci
Succeeded byBill Shine
1st White House Director of Strategic Communications
In office
January 20, 2017 – September 12, 2017
PresidentDonald Trump
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byMercedes Schlapp
Personal details
Born
Hope Charlotte Hicks

(1988-10-21) October 21, 1988 (age 32)
Greenwich, Connecticut, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
EducationSouthern Methodist University (BA)

Hope Charlotte Hicks (born October 21, 1988) is an American public relations consultant and model. She was the White House Communications Director for U.S. President Donald Trump from August 2017 until March 29, 2018.[1][2]

From January to September 2017, she was White House Director of Strategic Communications.[3][4] She was an employee of The Trump Organization.

On February 27, 2018, Hicks testified to a Congressional committee that she had told "white lies" on Trump's behalf.[5][6][7][8] The next day, Hicks announced her resignation as White House Communications Director.[9][10] She left the White House a month later.[11]

On October 1, 2020 she tested positive for COVID-19.[12] This raised concerns whether or not Trump, too, had COVID-19, as she had been on Air Force One recently and had travelled with the president to Cleveland, Ohio, for the first presidential debate.

Hope as White House Communications Director.

Aside from working with Trump, Hicks also worked with Fox News.[8]

Personal Life[change | change source]

Hope grew up in Greenwich, Connecticut, to a family involved in politics. Both her parents worked for congressmen, her father working for a Connecticut Republican congressman, and her mother a Tennessee Democrat congressman (Ed Jones). [8] She was also a model and, for a short time, an actress (performing in just one film) before joining the Trump administration. She also worked with Fox News. [8] Hope met the president through his eldest daughter, Ivanka Trump, who Hope knew.[13]

References[change | change source]

  1. Haberman, Maggie (September 12, 2017). "Hope Hicks Is Formally Named White House Communications Director". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Archived from the original on September 14, 2017. Retrieved September 14, 2017.
  2. News, A. B. C. (March 29, 2018). "Trump bids farewell to close aide Hope Hicks". ABC News. Retrieved April 5, 2018.
  3. Nelson, Rebecca. "Meet Donald Trump's 27-Year-Old Communications Director, Hope Hicks". Marie Clare. Archived from the original on January 28, 2017. Retrieved January 22, 2017.
  4. Nussbaum, Matthew. "Trump transition seeks distance from conservation fundraiser". Politico. Archived from the original on December 21, 2016. Retrieved December 21, 2016.
  5. "Hope Hicks, the White House aide snared by white lies". Financial Times. Retrieved March 11, 2018.
  6. Fandos, Nicholas (February 27, 2018). "Hope Hicks Acknowledges She Sometimes Tells White Lies for Trump". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved March 11, 2018 – via NYTimes.com.
  7. Raju, Manu; Herb, Jeremy (March 1, 2018). "What Hope Hicks meant about white lies". CNN. Retrieved March 1, 2018.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 Editors, The (2020-10-02). "Hope Hicks Reportedly Tested Positive for COVID-19". Town & Country. Retrieved 2020-10-07.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  9. Haberman, Maggie (February 28, 2018). "Hope Hicks to Leave Post as White House Communications Director". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved March 1, 2018.
  10. "White House communications director Hope Hicks to resign". ABC News.
  11. Tristan Lejeune (March 29, 2018). "Trump bids farewell to Hope Hicks". The Hill. Retrieved March 30, 2018.
  12. Mason, Jeff (2020-10-02). "Trump starts "quarantine process" after aide Hope Hicks tests positive for coronavirus". Reuters. Retrieved 2020-10-02.
  13. "Trump Covid test: Who is Hope Hicks?". BBC News. 2020-10-02. Retrieved 2020-10-07.