During the campaign, Donald Trump made a lot of stops, sometimes attending events in multiple cities in a single day. A lot of travel time means a lot of sitting in planes and cars — and a lot of wrinkles in the average suit.
But Trump, even on the campaign trail, always appeared to be freshly pressed — and thanks to a brief passage in former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski's book, “Let Trump Be Trump” (co-authored by deputy campaign manager David Bossie), now everyone knows why.
The book reveals that campaign press secretary Hope Hicks had one rather unusual responsibility:
— The Hill (@thehill) December 3, 2017
The Washington Post reported:
One of Hicks’s jobs was to make sure that Trump’s suits were pressed when they flew on his plane.
“ ‘Get the machine!’ ” Trump would yell, according to the book. “And Hope would take out the steamer and start steaming Mr. Trump’s suit, while he was wearing it! She’d steam the jacket first and then sit in a chair in front of him and steam his pants.”
One day, when Hicks forgot the steamer, Trump became angry.
“G—dammit, Hope! How the hell could you forget the machine?”
The authors wrote, “It was a mistake she would never make again.”
Hicks, who now serves as the White House communications director, has clearly survived her mistake and gone on to bigger and better things.