WH Communications Director Hope Hicks in Spotlight of Porter Scandal
HOPE HICKS, ELUSIVE TRUMP AIDE, IN THE SPOTLIGHT AMID ROB PORTER SCANDAL
(CNN) – White House Communications Director and one of president Trump’s closest aides; Hope Hicks has been romantically linked to former Trump aide Rob Porter.
Porter resigned Wednesday after his two ex-wives accused him of domestic abuse.
The White House initially tried to weather the storm.
When the daily mail called for comment before publishing its story on Tuesday, 29-year old Hicks helped defend Porter.
Sources told CNN that she worked with other aides to craft a supportive statement that was put out in Chief of Staff John Kelly’s name.
Hicks, a former model and P.R. professional, had no political experience before Trump tapped her to work on his presidential campaign in early 2015.
However, Trump knew her through her work doing P.R. and other projects for Ivanka Trump.