comScore ‘Final Straw’: Trump Reportedly ‘Berated’ Hope Hicks For Admitting She’s Told ‘White Lies’ For POTUS

‘Final Straw’: Trump Reportedly ‘Berated’ Hope Hicks For Admitting She’s Told ‘White Lies’ For POTUS

On Tuesday, White House Communications Director Hope Hicks reportedly admitted to the House Intelligence Committee that she’s told “white lies” for President Donald Trump. On Wednesday, she announced her resignation.

A new report suggests the two developments may not be unrelated.

According to CNN, Trump was furious with the head of his communications shop following her testimony. In a report presented on OutFront with Erin Burnett, the host (citing an unnamed person identified as a Trump ally) said that the president “berated” Hicks following her testimony on Tuesday.

“That source telling me Hicks departure was sudden,” Burnett continued. “The source saying Trump berated Hicks after her testimony to Congress yesterday, you know, the nine hours in which she admitted to telling lies on behalf of the president.”

“According to the source, Trump asked Hicks after the testimony, how she could she be so stupid,” Burnett continued. “And apparently that was the final straw for Hope Hicks.”

Watch the full report above, via CNN.

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