Former Trump Aide Hicks to Return to White House as Election Nears

Hope Hicks, a one-time close aide and communications director to President Donald Trump, will return to the White House next month after two years away to work closely with key advisors, administration officials said on Thursday.

Hicks, who previously served as Trump’s campaign press secretary, will be working closely with the president’s son-in-law and advisor Jared Kushner and White House Political Affairs Director Brian Jack, a White House official said without disclosing the specific issues she would focus on.

She returns as Trump steps up his campaign for re-election in November. Hicks was a spokesperson for Trump’s 2016 campaign and was one of the first hires for his presidential bid.

Hicks, one of Trump’s most trusted aides, served as White House communications director until resigning in Feb. 2018 when she was appointed communications chief at Fox.

In a statement, Fox praised Hicks for being instrumental in setting up a program to help veterans, youth and underserved communities and described her as “a key executive team member” at the inception of Fox Corporation, the company spun off from Twenty-First Century Fox’s merger with Walt Disney Co.

Hicks was caught up in a controversy surrounding former White House staff secretary Rob Porter, another close Trump aide, whom Hicks had been dating. She worked to defend him when charges of domestic abuse against his two former wives emerged. Porter was ultimately forced to resign.

Last June, Hicks testified in a hearing on former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, but refused to answer questions about her 14-month White House tenure.

(Reporting by Steve Holland and Alexandra Alper; Writing by Lisa Lambert; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama and Alistair Bell)


    1. I agree. Obviously she has a lot on the ball for the Trump campaign to want her to return. No doubt she’ll do as good a job to get Trump reelected as she did in 2016.

      Trump’s numbers are looking good with Black support up to 22% and climbing(from 8% in 2016 because they have seen what he has done for them – as promised – unlike #44 who did nothing); Latinos up to 34% and Asian-Americans up to 38%. Even some D’RATS are quietly admitting they are better off now than under Marxist #44’s ineptitude.

      1. James, A running tally of political affiliation of those attending Trump’s rallies shows an average of 25% of voters went Democrat at the last election are attending.

        1. I’m surprised the number isn’t higher. With the DemocRAt Party being in such a disorganized mess, I don’t see how anyone could even consider any of the now Socialists (or Commissar Bernie) running