BREAKING NEWS: Hope Hicks joins the exodus saying she is leaving the White House next week but is NOT resigning in disgust – leaving Ivanka as one of the only ‘Trump whisperers’ left
- Hope Hicks will leave her post at the White House next week
- Bloomberg News reported taht the 32-year old to aide of President Donald Trump told colleagues her departure it not in protest
- A number of Trump administration figures have quit in disgust over the president’s handling of the MAGA riot Wednesday on Capitol Hill
Hope Hicks will leave her post at the White House next week.
Bloomberg News reported that the 32-year-old top aide of President Donald Trump has told colleagues that her departure, just a week before the end of Trump’s term, is not in protest of the president’s handling of Wednesday’s riot on Capitol Hill.
Hicks, who was Trump’s original campaign press secretary before becoming the country’s youngest White House Communications Director, only to leave the West Wing and come back, was one of the few ‘Trump whisperers’ left.
Hope Hicks will leave her post at the White House next week, Bloomberg News reported. The move is not in protest to President Donald Trump’s handling of Wednesday Capitol Hill riot
NBC News reported that Hicks had planned to leave prior to inauguration since Trump was defeated in November.
And her end-date had been decided on prior to this week.
With Hicks out, that leaves Ivanka Trump and only a few other close aides steering the White House during the president’s last week.
While it’s normal that some administration figures depart early during an administration change-over, Trump’s incitement of the Capitol Hill siege on Wednesday hollowed out the corridors of power more quickly.
He promptly lost two cabinet secretarties: Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and Education Secetary Betsy DeVos.
The White House social secretary, Rickie Niceta is gone, as is Stephanie Grisham, first lady Melania Trump’s chief of staff and an ex-press secretary.
Mick Mulvaney, a former White House chief of staff and OMB director who was the special envoy for Northern Ireland, also resigned in protest.
Reports out of the White House suggest it’s currently a miserable place to work.
‘A lot of people don’t want to talk to him,’ a senior administration official told The Washington Post. ‘He’s in a terrible mood constantly, and he’s defensive, and everyone knows this was a horrible mistake,’ the aide said of the president’s handling of the MAGA mob.
The Post also reported that Trump had surrounded himself with just a small group of aides on Wednesday during the crisis, including Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, Deputy Chief of Staff Dan Scavino, his personnel director Johnny McEntee and policy adviser Stephen Miller.
Jared Kusher, the president’s son-in-law, The Post reported was ‘disengaged.’
Hicks returned to the White House in early March, in a position where she worked under Kushner.
Hicks had originally left the White House, having been promoted to the Communications Director role, in February 2018.
Her resignation came a day after she testified behind closed doors to the House Intelligence Committee, as part of the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.