President Donald Trump announced Tuesday that longtime aide Hope Hicks will become the official White House communications director.
Currently the White House director of strategic communications, Hicks has been serving as interim communications director after the firing of Anthony Scaramucci in August.
Hicks has worked for Trump even before his campaign for president, starting as public relations and model for Ivanka Trump’s fashion label. As Trump started his campaign for president, Hicks joined as campaign press secretary.
There has been significant turnover in the White House press team, with the first communications director, Mike Dubke, leaving last May, followed by Scaramucci serving 10 days in that role. Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer also resigned in July.
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