According to CNN, Hope Hicks will temporarily take over as the White House communications director until a replacement for the position has been found. If you haven’t been paying attention to the Trump administration, or you’re still confused on WTF is going on with the WH communication department, Hicks is taking over for Anthony Scaramucci, aka the Mooch, who took over for Sean Spicer. Apparently, the communications director role has a pretty speedy turn-around rate.
Because Spicer and Scaramucci have both stolen the spotlight from the rest of the WH communications team, you might not know that Hicks has already been an integral member of the communications department for a while now. According to Cosmopolitan, Hicks started her political career as President Trump’s campaign press secretary.
Though Hicks didn’t have any previous political experience, Business Insider explains that she was hired as while she was previously employed by the Trump Organization.
After her stint as Trump’s campaign press secretary, she was eager to accept another position on the WH communications team. According to Politico, Hicks earned the role as director of strategic communications in December 2016.
Though Hicks didn't have any political experience prior to her involvement with the Trump campaign and presidency, she's made an impressive rise since then. She’s only 28, but USA Today explains that she is already one of the highest-paid WH administration officials, making $179,700.
Since being named the interim communications director, she is still expected to complete her duties as assistant to the president and director of strategic communications. Though Hicks is going to be working triple time, we’re ecstatic that Hicks is stepping in as communications director (albeit temporarily).
Let’s face it, communication between the White House and the press has been, well,
a shit-show muddled to say the least. This is a problem, because the press communicates this vital information to the public—which includes the citizens that make up the United States, who should be updated on what's going on in their government.
While we still don’t know if Hicks will be able to communicate to the press more efficiently than Scaramucci or Spicer, at least we know that her transitional role will less dramatic, seeing as she already has experience in the WH communications department. Meaning, she's already got this ish on lock. Plus, we know that Hicks won’t try to hide in the bushes to avoid the press (hopefully, anyway).