Published: Sat, February 15, 2020
Global News | By Blake Casey

Trump's trusted aide Hope Hicks goes back to White House

Trump's trusted aide Hope Hicks goes back to White House

Former White House aide Hope Hicks is returning as a senior adviser to President Donald Trump, reuniting him with one of his closest confidants as his re-election campaign accelerates.

The ex-White House communications director is expected to be counsellor to the president and report to Mr Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner.

"There is no such thing as a another devoted to implementing President Trump's agenda than Hope Hicks", Kushner mentioned in an announcement to the newspaper. "We're excited to have her back to the group".

Current White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham referred to Hicks as "one of the most talented and savvy individuals I have come across".

But another reason Hicks could be returning to 1600 Pennsylvania because "the superstitious president has talked about recreating some aspects of that first race", sources told the outlet.

Throughout Trump's 2016 campaign and relentlessly chaotic early presidency, she had been a constant presence at his side, outside of his family.

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She announced her resignation a day after she testified behind closed doors before the House Judiciary Committee last June as part of its investigation into whether the president obstructed justice.

At the White House, Hicks carried out her previous communications role barely uttering a single word in public - no television interviews and only a few scattered appearances at microphones alongside Trump.

Hicks wasn't the only former White House official to land at Fox.

She left the White House in 2018 and moved to California to work as a top executive at the Fox Corporation, though she and Trump remained in touch. He was ousted two yeas ago on the orders of former chief of staff John Kelly, before being reinstated by Trump two months ago.

"Mr. Trump looked at me and said, 'I'm thinking about running for president, and you're going to be my press secretary, ' " Hicks told NY magazine in 2016. She refused to answer questions about her time at the White House or on the presidential transition team.

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