Philippine Daily Inquirer
Trump’s most trusted aide quits
WASHINGTON— Hope Hicks, one of Donald Trump’s longestserving aides and perhaps his most trusted confidante, on Wednesday announced her resignation in the latest of a string of departures from the White House. The 29-year-old former model and public relations operative was initially spokesperson for Trump’s campaign before joining him in the White House as a communications director in September 2017. While she cut a discreet figure in the White House—refusing all interviews—the former adviser to Ivanka Trump was known for her close relationship with the president’s family and as a keen defender of his image. She was well known to have the ear of the president.