Hope Hicks has been holding down the role of White House communications director since August, when Anthony Scaramucci blew up his entire life to get fired almost immediately after taking the position. She has now been promoted from “interim” to “permanent” director.
CNN reports that a White House spokesperson told them Hicks will remain in her role as communications director because she’s been one of the few people to tenaciously cling to the president’s back throughout all the roiling White House turmoil. How does she do it? By staying quiet and staying close:
Hicks, 28, had not moved into the office designated for the White House communications director, instead opting to remain at her current desk just outside the Oval Office.
A lot of jobs in Trump’s administration have been hard to hold onto, but White House communications director has chewed through more than most: Mike Dubke, the Mooch, Spicey Time, and now into its gaping maw goes Hicks.