Hope Hicks is now the White House Communications Director, taking over from Anthony Scaramucci who was ejected from the White House after serving for only 10 days in the high profile position.
Miss Hicks will be the youngest White House Communications Director in US history despite having no background or experience in politics and government.
She has been working at the White House in a role that Trump created for her and which never existed before- Director of strategic communications.
In that position, Hicks reportedly makes the highest White house salary at $179,700 – equal to those of White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon and former White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus.
In a February 2016 profile about Hicks in the New York Times, Mr Trump said he was ‘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,’ he said Anthony Scaramucci who was sacked and ejected in disgrace after giving a foul mouthed interview to a Journalist from The New Yorker. He had been in the job only 10 days. It has been said that Scaramucci is openly soliciting on Twitter for another role in Trump’s administration.
Before Scaramucci was Sean Spicer who lasted for 5 months in the job but was bullied and humiliated by Trump and Steve Bannon at every turn. They mocked his clothing and insulted him for being overweight.
Hope Hicks will not suffer the same fate; she is a darling at the White House and highly appreciated. The details of her work and strategy remain a mystery to many Americans as she hasn’t given TV interviews, neither tweeted nor wrote opinion pieces defending Trump in major newspapers.
In her new role, that will change overnight as White House Communication Directors are expected to oversee press conferences at the White House.
She is likely to avoid the mistakes of her predecessors who approached their jobs by lashing out and labelling US media networks as “fake news” and labelling journalists as “fake journalists.”
Hicks also take over the high profile job at a very tumultuous time for Trump and the entire White House and possibly she may be forced to defend Trump’s “both sides” comments about the deadly protests at Charlottesville during her debut at the White House podium.
Anthony Scaramucci has wished her the very best in her new job over Twitter.