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Trump's Close Aide Hope Hicks Is White House Communications Director

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Hope Hicks, a former model and longtime member of President Donald Trump's communications team, has been appointed as White House Communications Director.

The 28-year old former employee of the Trump Organization has been serving as interim White House Communications Director since Anthony Scaramucci was fired in July after just 10 days in office.

After picking Hicks for the interim post, Trump had said, "She's always on the phone talking to the reporters, trying to get the reporters to straighten out their dishonest stories. Hicks is a tremendously talented person".

She is the third White House communications director of Trump's presidency.

Trump's longest-serving political aide and one of his most trusted confidants, Hicks had also worked as his Strategic Communications Director and Campaign Press Secretary.

With her appointment, women are at the head of both media wings of the White House. As White House Communications Director, Hicks will be responsible for shaping the government's message, while White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders will be briefing the media.

A section of US media had complained that the former Ralph Lauren fashion model was not qualified for the job, one of the most powerful roles in Washington.

Hicks also was criticized by some with regard to a statement she issued in May regarding Trump's character and personality.

by RTT Staff Writer

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