Published: Tue, September 12, 2017
World | By Paul Elliott

Trump names 28-year-old Hope Hicks as permanent communications director

Trump names 28-year-old Hope Hicks as permanent communications director

Hope Hicks, a longtime aide to President Trump, will become the new White House communications director, NBC News reported on air early Tuesday.

Hicks assumed control over the part on a transitory premise in July after fleeting Anthony Scaramucci was expelled from the post after under two weeks. While working at New York City public relations firm Hiltzik Strategies, she was assigned to help promote Ivanka Trump's burgeoning fashion line.

Hicks was Trump's director of strategic communications, she also served as his press secretary at the start of the presidential campaign.

"[Hicks] has the credibility, leadership and respect from everyone in the West Wing".

Hicks, 28, had not moved into the office designated for the White House communications director, instead opting to remain at her current desk just outside the Oval Office. Along with Hicks, Sarah Sanders is press secretary and Stephanie Grisham is communications director for first lady Melania Trump. Following Dubke's resignation in May, the brash Anthony Scaramucci took the role for all of ten days. "I know she will do an incredible job!" she tweeted. And Sean Spicer, the former White House press secretary who filled in as communications director when the role was open, resigned in July. Fin formerly worked as the Miami Bureau Producer for Fox News Channel where he covered Florida Politics & Latin America.

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