Last month, Anthony Scaramucci was fired just ten days after he became Donald Trump’s White House Communications Director. Now, his replacement has been named, and who Trump picked may surprise you.
Daily Mail reported that Trump has named Hope Hicks, 28, as his new communications director. She is set to become the youngest person to ever hold this position, which has been around since 1969.
Hicks previously served as Trump’s campaign press secretary and has a long history with the Trump family. She was employed by the New York PR firm Hiltzik Strategies when it began working with Ivanka Trump, who was so impressed by her work that she offered her an in-house job at the Trump Organization in August 2014.
Five months later, Trump himself asked Hicks, who was only 26 at the time, to serve as press secretary during his presidential campaign. She excelled in the job despite having no prior experience in politics.
After Trump won the election, he created a new White House job specifically for Hicks, which is director of strategic communications. In this job, Hicks reportedly makes the highest White house salary at $179,700, which is equal to those of White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon and former White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus.
Trump praised Hicks during an interview in February of 2016 in which he said that he is “lucky to have her.”
“She’s got very good judgment. She will often give advice, and she’ll do it in a very low-key manner, so it doesn’t necessarily come in the form of advice. But it’s delivered very nicely,” Trump said at the time.
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