Report: Hope Hicks Named New White House Communications Director

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The Daily Caller says the White House will soon have a new communications director following the short, ignominious career of Anthony Scaramucci:

President Trump has offered the job to [Hope] Hicks and she has accepted the position, according to a White House insider. Hicks has been close by Trump’s side since the early days of the campaign and is one of his most trusted staffers. She has been serving on the press team in more of a behind-the-scenes role as the director of strategic communications.

Trump sure could have saved himself some trouble by just doing this a couple of months ago.

MORNING UPDATE: The Caller blew it. Hicks is getting the job only on an interim basis while the White House searches for a permanent replacement for Scaramucci.

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