Hope has left the building

Going home to Connecticut

Trump’s Girl Friday, who resigned as White House Communications Director after telling a House investigative committee she has told “white lies” to protect the President, headed to her hometown of Greenwich, Connecticut.

When she was 13, Hope told Greenwich Magazine she wanted to be an actress, and if that didn’t work out, “I could really see myself in politics.” She went on to become a Ralph Lauren teen model.


In the end politics won, and at 29 she ended up in the White House as a close confidante to one of most powerful men in world. He called her the “Hopester.” But her career at the President’s side ended abruptly after only six months, due chiefly to two events — three if you believe corridor gossip.

The first was when her boyfriend at the time, White House aide Rob Porter, quit after two ex-wives accused him of spousal abuse; the second, when she made that “white lie” admission to the House investigation committee — in itself a small thing to undo a career; and third, a salaciously rumored affair with Trump.


Hope Hicks leaves her Washington D.C. apartment on Friday carrying an $1800 Louis Vuitton bag and wearing a $695 pair of Stuart Weitzman over-the-knee suede boots.



Hopeless in Washington


How could you be so stupid!”

Thusly, an angry President Trump admonished Hope Hicks for telling a House Intelligence Committee hearing into the Russian collusion travesty that she occasionally told “white lies” to protect the President.

But, she added, she has never lied about the Russian business.

Seems like a small thing to make a federal case about, but the 29-year-old White House Communications Director resigned Wednesday after just six months on the job, the fourth to quit or be fired from that position since Trump took office.


Sean Spicer, January 20, 2017 to March 6, 2017 (45 days)
Mike Dubke, March 6, 2017 to June 2, 2017 (88 days)
Sean Spicer (Acting), June 2, 2017 to July 21, 2017 (49 days)
Anthony Scaramucci, July 21, 2017 to July 31, 2017 (10 days)
Hope Hicks, August 16, 2017 to February 28, 2018 (196 days)


Striding forward, with hope

fullsizeoutput_1ba6PUTTING ON A BOLD FACE. Still emotionally bruised from the shock of learning her boyfriend Rob Porter quit his job as White House aide after two ex-wives accused him of physical abuse, Hope Hicks, 29-year-old White House communications director, puts a bold foot forward, well two actually, and heads to work Monday from her Washington apartment.