Hope Hicks To Return To White House

Headline Roundup February 15th, 2020

Former White House communications director Hope Hicks is rejoining President Donald Trump's administration after a two-year hiatus, according to reports this week. The 31-year-old, one of Trump's closest aides before resigning the post, will work with the Republican's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, in a different capacity.

Coverage from right-leaning outlets framed Hicks' return in a largely positive light. Some left-leaning outlets, meanwhile, suggested that the news signaled a pattern of reinstating and promoting Trump's most loyal allies following Democrats' impeachment inquiry in Congress.

Hope Hicks To Return To White House

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Hope Hicks, one of President Donald Trump’s most trusted and longest-serving aides, is returning to the White House as the president works to surround himself with loyalists as his reelection campaign moves into high gear.

Hicks, a former White House communications director who was one of Trump’s original 2016 campaign staffers, is expected to serve as counselor to the president, working with presidential son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner, according to a person familiar with the situation who spoke on condition of anonymity before the announcement had...

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Former White House communications director Hope Hicks is set to return to the White House in a different role.

Hicks will join President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner’s team, according to a report Thursday from The New York Times. The report stated that Hicks will be a “counselor to the president,” but that she will not be in the communications office.

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President Donald Trump is surrounding himself with loyalists after a week of banishing staffers across the government in a post-impeachment revenge plot.

On Thursday, the White House confirmed that Hope Hicks, one of Trump’s most trusted confidants, will return to the White House to work directly for the president’s son-in-law and top adviser, Jared Kushner, as a senior adviser after nearly two years away. Trump’s “body man” Johnny McEntee is also being promoted to run the office responsible for filling hundreds of top political jobs throughout the federal agencies, according...

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