Re­turn of Hope to Don team

New York Daily News - - NEWS - BY DAVE GOLDINER

Hope is back in ac­tion!

For­mer White House com­mu­ni­ca­tions strate­gist Hope Hicks is re­turn­ing to her for­mer em­ployer, ac­cept­ing a post work­ing un­der pres­i­den­tial son-in-law Jared Kush­ner af­ter nearly two years away.

“There is no one more de­voted to im­ple­ment­ing Pres­i­dent Trump’s agenda than Hope Hicks,” Kush­ner said in a state­ment. “We are ex­cited to have her back on the team.”

Hicks. 31, takes on an un­de­fined role that will in­clude work­ing on Trump’s re­elec­tion cam­paign. Her ti­tle will be “coun­selor” to the pres­i­dent.

Kush­ner him­self has an amor­phous po­si­tion that in­cludes ev­ery­thing from pol­i­tics and im­mi­gra­tion policy to crim­i­nal jus­tice re­form and the Mid­dle East peace.

Hicks left in early 2018 af­ter ad­mit­ting telling less-than-truth­ful state­ments about the Trump cam­paign’s in­ter­ac­tions with Rus­sians in 2016.

Since quit­ting her Trump job, Hicks has worked as a top com­mu­ni­ca­tions per­son for Fox, the Trump-friendly me­dia em­pire.

Hicks’ main qual­i­fi­ca­tion is her long and strong re­la­tion­ship with Trump. She was one of the first com­mu­ni­ca­tions aides to join his 2016 cam­paign and stuck with him through thick and thin.

Trump re­port­edly tells aides that he feels more com­fort­able with Hicks than oth­ers and has reg­u­larly be­moaned her ab­sence from the White House.

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