Hope Hicks Is The Latest To Resign From The White House.
The communications director, Hope Hicks, has worked around the clock by President Trump’s side for the last three years, announced her resignation. It has been a break-neck workload that most people could not have handled. While the Trump family says they expected Hope’s resignation, she will be missed.
Hope Hicks is loved & admired by all who know her. It’s with a heavy heart, but tremendous gratitude, that I wish her well in her next steps
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) February 28, 2018
Hope has been the closest to President Trump, aside from his family, and was given beaming farewells by Trump and his family. She will remain at the White House for a few weeks while they work to fill her position.
As Reported By Alex Pappas, John Roberts with Fox News:
White House communications director Hope Hicks, one of the president’s longest and most loyal advisers dating back to the beginning of his presidential campaign, said Wednesday she is resigning from the administration to explore new opportunities.
“There are no words to adequately express my gratitude to President Trump,” Hicks said in a statement. “I wish the president and his administration the very best as he continues to lead our country.”
A former model, Hicks, 29, is Trump’s longest serving aide, having worked with him before he announced his candidacy, through the campaign and into the second year of his administration.
“Hope is outstanding and has done great work for the last three years,” Trump said in a statement provided by the White House. “She is as smart and thoughtful as they come, a truly great person. I will miss having her by my side but when she approached me about pursuing other opportunities, I totally understood. I am sure we will work together again in the future.”
Hicks informed the president on Wednesday that she had made her final decision to leave the administration, a source said. Hicks’ exact departure is to be determined but will be sometime in the next few weeks, the White House said.
“Hope Hicks is loved & admired by all who know her,” the president’s daughter and adviser, Ivanka Trump, tweeted. “It’s with a heavy heart, but tremendous gratitude, that I wish her well in her next steps.”
The announcement came a day after Hicks acknowledged to a House intelligence panel that she occasionally told “white lies” for Trump but has not lied about anything relevant to the Russia investigation.