Hope Charlotte Hicks served in President Donald Trump’s administration from 2017 to 2018 and again from 2020 to 2021.
Hope Hicks debuted in Greenwich in 2002. She subsequently modeled for Ralph Lauren with her sister Mary Grace and was the face of the time-traveling Hourglass Adventures books. She was on Cecily von Ziegesar’s The It Girl cover (2005).
Greenwich High School co-captain Hicks graduated in 2006. She majored in English at Southern Methodist University, where she helped start a lacrosse club. In 2010, she graduated.
Hicks started her PR career at Zeno Group in New York City. After meeting the firm’s founder at a Super Bowl event in 2012, she joined Hiltzik Strategies and worked with Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump.
Hicks started working for Trump in August 2014. She modeled for Ivanka Trump’s online shop and helped grow her fashion company inside Trump Tower. In October 2014, she started working for Trump.
Donald Trump recruited Hicks, then 26, as his press secretary in January 2015. Trump summoned her. She’d never been a politician or campaign volunteer.
After Trump’s first primary wins, Hicks had to choose between the Trump Organization and the campaign. Trump encouraged her to continue in the campaign.
During the campaign, she handled around 250 inquiries per day from media wanting to talk with Trump.
Hicks got dictation from Trump for his tweets and sent them using Trump’s official account.
She spent much of her time in New York in Trump’s office, addressing press inquiries and taking tweet dictation.
Hicks was named White House director of strategic communications on December 22, 2016.
On August 16, 2017, she was designated White House communications director. (Anthony Scaramucci was last director). Politico called her “Untouchable Hope Hicks” because she was one of the few White House aides whose position was safe.
She became White House communications director on September 12. Hicks testified for nine hours in private on February 27, 2018.
As communications director, she confessed using “white falsehoods,” but she refused to answer questions about her tenure in the White House.
From March 2018 until March 2020, Hicks was Fox’s CCO and EVP. She made $1.8 million at this period.
In February 2020, Hicks was revealed as Kushner’s assistant and Trump’s counselor.
Hicks and others urged that Trump attend the June 1, 2020 George Floyd demonstrations at St. John’s Episcopal Church.
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