WATCH: Trump Kisses Hope Goodbye as Hicks Departs From White House

Hope is officially gone. Ex-White House Communications Director Hope Hicks spent her second to last day in the West Wing saying goodbye to her colleagues, including President Donald Trump — who presented Hicks in front of waiting cameras for what appeared to be a final photo-op. The pair kissed each other on the cheek, shook hands multiple times, exchanged pleasantries and literally went their separate ways in front of a pool of reporters and photographers capturing the moment. Hicks seemed to say “goodbye” to the president before walking back toward the White House, as Trump walked toward Marine One to depart from for Ohio. Here are few reactions from Twitter: Senior advisers to the president reportedly fear the days to come after Hicks’ departure from the West Wing, with one telling CBS News, “She’s the glue to the entire place … I don’t think people realize what’s about to happen once she leaves.” It also appears the president may not replace Hicks’s role as communications director, instead further leaning on a network of billionaires and influential figures outside of the White House who he frequently calls for advice on how to lead the country. Hicks announced she was planning to leave the White House the day after an hours-long testimony she provided to the House Intelligence Committee investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. So long, Hope. Watch above, via NBC News. [featured image via screengrab]

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