Trump Adds Charm and Grace By Picking Hope Hicks as Communications Director
Greenwich is a Connecticut town synonymous with lack of transparency and wealth, where managers of hedge funds and other similarly situated predators nest. Watching or engaging in the sport of polo, yachting, high-end private clubs, hush-hush deals and secret political intrigue is the norm at this spot. It is the type of locale you would expect to find Donald Trump. It is also the home of some savvy public-relations types– the sort who are willing to be front-people for controversial tobacco companies or professional sports organizations that are trying to soak out or cover their latest public image stain. Politicians are drawn to the city’s PR talent from miles away like a brown shark following the taste of a thimble of blood in a vast sea or a Giglio on the scent of a prom queen at a barn dance.
Greenwich is where Hope Hicks, the former 27-year-old press secretary for Donald Trump is from, equipped with a pedigree regularly found among the Eastern elite. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, and former Lacrosse player, she soon found herself working at a PR firm in New York City called Zeno Group. It was there where she met Ivanka Trump and then found herself working for Donald’s Presidential campaign. It wasn’t long before she was constantly at his side, flying in his jet, and living rent-free in a Trump-owned apartment. The fast pace cost her a break-up with her partner of six years, but she is edging ever closer to the White House. Now,
Trump has named Hope as his new interim communications director. She replaces Anthony Scaramucci, who virtually self-imploded on during a recent interview.
Hicks has modeled for the likes of Ralph Lauren – as well as appearing on the cover of a Gossip Girl spin-off book – she modeled some of Ivanka’s clothes as part of her job.
Hope Hicks rarely gives interviews herself, although she is often there when Donald Trump is interviewed by journalists. She has been loyal to the President—she’s currently his longest standing political staffer.