Ivanka, Mooch, Other Current and Ex-WH Officials React to Hicks’ Shocking Exit: She is ‘Loved and Admired’
Current and former White House staffers had nothing but effusive praise for soon-to-be-departing Communications Director Hope Hicks — who announced her shocking resignation on Wednesday.
“There are no words to adequately express my gratitude to President Trump,” Hicks said in a statement released by the White House. “I wish the President and his administration the very best as he continues to lead our country.”
Several notable White House figures weighed in on the sudden announcement — and many platitudes were tossed in Hicks’s direction.
“Hope Hicks is loved & admired by all who know her,” Ivanka Trump wrote on Twitter. “It’s with a heavy heart, but tremendous gratitude, that I wish her well in her next steps.”
Hope Hicks is loved & admired by all who know her. It’s with a heavy heart, but tremendous gratitude, that I wish her well in her next steps
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) February 28, 2018
“I quickly realized what so many have learned about Hope — she is strategic, poised and wise beyond her years,” Chief of Staff John Kelly added, via White House statement. “She became a trusted adviser and counselor and did a tremendous job overseeing the communications for the president’s agenda including the passage of historic tax reform. She has served her country with great distinction. To say that she will be missed, is an understatement.”
Here are a few other notable reactions:
Hope Hicks is a world class person and is going to go on to have an unbelievable career. She did an incredible job. The best is yet to come.
— Anthony Scaramucci (@Scaramucci) February 28, 2018
White House comms staffers are gathered in @PressSec’s office now saying goodbye to Hicks. Overheard from Kellyanne Conway: “We love you!”
— Gabby Morrongiello (@gabriellahope_) February 28, 2018
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