Sarah Sanders Won’t Rule Out Hope Hicks’ White House Return: ‘It Would be a Win’

When President Donald Trump made his way to Ohio for a rally on August 4th, a familiar face tagged along. Former White House Communication Director Hope Hicks was spotted boarding Air Force One. The Air Force One spotting prompted renewed questions if Hicks was planning a return to the White House, something White House press secretary Sarah Sanders doesn’t seem willing to rule out, at least completely. Speaking to Politico, Sanders said this when asked about Hicks’ return:
“I think a lot of people would love to see her involved…She is incredibly smart, talented, and she gets the president. It would be a win across the board for the president if she was in any capacity.”
Hicks did not respond to questions from Politico, but those close to her say that she is open to participating in Trump’s orbit again, at least informally. Former press secretary for President George W. Bush Ari Fleisher, though, said while Hicks may come back in some capacity, it will likely not be a formal White House role. “Outside advisers can play a huge role because they get the president,” Fleischer said. “They may no longer be immersed in the daily trials and tribulations of the White House, but they understand what makes the president tick. It is a source of comfort for the president to have such a trusted person. That is why it works.” [image via Getty Images]

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