It looks like the new Trump administration White House communications director is going to be Hope Hicks.
Reports say that the president offered Hicks the position and she accepted it. She has been one of President Trump’s closest insiders since he began his campaign for president.
The Daily Caller reports:
She has been serving on the press team in more of a behind-the-scenes role as the director of strategic communications.
The communications director position has been open since President Trump fired Anthony Scaramucci in July, just 10 days after the Mooch took over the position from former press secretary Sean Spicer. Trump ditched Scaramucci shortly after he decided to bring on Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly as his new chief of staff.
The role has been largely vacant since Trump’s initial comms director, veteran Republican strategist Mike Dubke, resigned from the post in May. Spicer assumed the responsibilities of communications director when Dubke left, maintaining a dual role as comms director and press secretary until he resigned over Scaramucci’s hiring.
Hicks, from Connecticut, was a model and actress before her start in politics. She officially came onto the Trump radar in 2014, when Ivanka hired her to work in her fashion line. The two had built a relationship through Hicks’ work for the line in her prior communications role at Hiltzick Strategies. She quickly won the trust of the Trump family, and was brought on in a communications role from the start of Trump’s campaign. She has survived several staff shakeups and a wildly competitive environment among Trump’s campaign and now White House staff.
One of the reasons Trump seems to be so wild about Hicks is because of her uncanny ability to read his moods and execute her job duties in such a way that allows her to accomplish his will. From the way Trump and others close to the president describe Hicks, she seems like the kind of staffer who will get things done in the White House.
Whether or nor she’ll manage to stick around longer than the others who have occupied the position remains to be seen.