CNN’s Reliable Sources on Hope Hicks and Bill Shine: The Fox ‘Revolving Door’ with Trump Admin ‘Very Real’

On CNN’s Reliable Sources on Sunday, host Brian Stelter addressed briefly the move to Fox PR by former Trump administration official Hope Hicks, as part of a larger segment on Donald Trump‘s media moves recently and his relationship with Fox News. First in the clip above the panel discussed Fox News pulling their entrance-to-exit coverage of Trump rallies, which Stelter noted was obviously a business decision, and how that has affected the Trump PR calculus. Politico White House Reporter Gabby Orr noted that Trump has been calling in to Fox News shows more in the last week, and giving more interviews to other outlets in the wake of Fox’s decision not to air his rallies in their entirety, something CNN and MSNBC stopped doing some time ago. She said that Trump is obviously frustrated, and that Communications Director Bill Shine is frustrated as they scramble to find other Continue reading "CNN’s Reliable Sources on Hope Hicks and Bill Shine: The Fox ‘Revolving Door’ with Trump Admin ‘Very Real’"

Sarah Sanders Praises Hope Hicks on News of Top Fox Job: Network ‘Won’t Find Anyone Smarter or More Talented’

Former White House official Hope Hicks is joining Fox, and White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders tweeted some words of praise: Hicks worked in the White House as director of communications until leaving this past March. After the news about Hicks joining “New Fox” broke today, there was once again talk of the Trump-Fox nexus:

Hope Hicks Joins New Fox as Chief Communications Officer

Hope Hicks, former right-hand woman to President Donald Trump and his trusted communications chief, is set to join FOX as an executive vice president and Chief Communications Officer. According to a press release, Hicks will join “New FOX”, the company left following Twenty-First Century Fox’s upcoming merger with Disney. Hicks will be based in Los Angeles, according to the New York Times‘s Michael M. Grynbaum. This story is developing….

Omarosa: Hope Hicks Prepped Trump to Lie in Lester Holt Interview, But He’s Too ‘Mentally Challenged’

Omarosa Manigault Newman appeared on Velshi & Ruhle to discuss President Donald Trump‘s behavior in light of her new book, Unhinged, and of tapes she claims to have of the president. “I think it’s sad that with all of the things that’s going on in the country that he would take time out to insult me and to insult my intelligence,” she told Ali Velshi and Stephanie Ruhle of Trump’s morning tweets. “This is his pattern with African-Americans. He doesn’t know how to control himself. He has no impulse control, he doesn’t have the tact for the presidency.” “It’s actually really sad to watch him become unhinged, no pun intended,” she added. “You’ve known him for more than 15 years and you chose to work for him,” Ruhle reminded Manigault. “You know, In 2003 Donald Trump was sharp. He was somebody that I aspired to be Continue reading "Omarosa: Hope Hicks Prepped Trump to Lie in Lester Holt Interview, But He’s Too ‘Mentally Challenged’"

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

Hope Hicks Spotted Boarding Air Force One Ahead of Trump’s Ohio Rally

Former communications director Hope Hicks was spotted boarding Air Force One on Saturday, months after her resignation. President Donald Trump is heading to Delaware, Ohio this afternoon to hold a rally, his third in just a week. Bloomberg’s Margaret Talev was among the first to note Hicks’ presence at the Morristown airport in New Jersey prior to departure. It also appeared in the press travel pool report where it was also noted White House press secretary Sarah Sanders was in attendance. It is unclear why Hicks was with Trump on his way to Ohio. However, it Continue reading "Hope Hicks Spotted Boarding Air Force One Ahead of Trump’s Ohio Rally"

Hope Hicks and Rob Porter Spotted Prancing Around Central Park

The Daily Mail has sleuthed out that former White House communications director Hope Hicks and disgraced former Trump administration aide Rob Porter may still be dating. As you may recall, Porter resigned from the White House in February over allegations of domestic abuse from his two ex-wives. Hicks also resigned in February, just weeks after Porter and one day after testifying for eight hours before the House Intelligence Committee and telling them that her job required her to tell the occasional “white lie.” The Daily Mail spotted the two playing “cat and mouse” in Central Park, standing near each other briefly with hats pulled low over their faces. Later on, they caught Porter walking into Hicks’ apartment building with a bouquet of flowers in hand. The Hicks-Porter relationship first came to light in February, when an eyewitness caught the two making out in the back of a car after Continue reading "Hope Hicks and Rob Porter Spotted Prancing Around Central Park"