Hope Hicks to Become Permanent White House Communications Director

Hope Hicks will assume the role of White House communications director on a permanent basis, a senior administration official confirmed Tuesday morning, Politico reports.

Hicks had taken on the role of communications director on an interim basis since last month, when she filled the job following the short-lived tenure of Anthony Scaramucci. That the “interim” tag had been removed from Hicks’s title was first reported by Bloomberg.

The 28-year-old Hicks was among the first members of Trump’s presidential campaign, joining it after working for the Trump Organization.

She is the third White House communications director of Trump’s presidency, following Scaramucci, who held the job for less than two weeks, and Mike Dubke, who resigned last May.

Hicks initially hesitated to accept the position when it was offered to her last month, and it was at her insistence that the “interim” title was initially added to her title, according to a source cited in an earlier Politico story.

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