A lot has been said about the turnover rate in the Trump White House, but, like the old saying goes, you can’t make an omelette without cracking a few eggs.
And, in this case, you apparently can’t make America great again without reshuffling the deck every now and again. After all, President Trump is one of the more ambitious leaders that our great nation has seen in recent years, and nothing about his first term should ever become conventional. That’s just simply not what this entire Trump experiment is about in the first place.
Of course, there are certainly reasons for the media to show alarm. First and foremost, by playing up the entrances and exits from the White House, the mainstream hacks can sow the seeds of disarray in the minds of their viewers. They can push us to believe that Trump’s entire West Wing is just a game of musical chairs to the tune of the Star Spangled Banner. (And you had best believe that no one is sitting until the music stops for that one).
In reality, we are dealing with a dynamic, business minded mogul who is constantly looking to improve the nation’s chances of success. When those opportunities knock, Trump is there to answer the door.
In the case of longstanding presidential aide, (and snazzy dresser), Hope Hicks, it seems that she’ll be watching to make sure that door doesn’t catch her on the caboose on her way to civilian life.
“Hope Hicks, one of U.S. President Donald Trump’s longest-serving, most trusted aides, is resigning from her job as White House communications director.
“The White House announced she was leaving a day after Hicks, 29, spent nine hours in a closed hearing of the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee on its investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
“White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said Hicks’ decision to leave was not related to her appearance before the panel. Lawmakers said Hicks, Trump’s spokeswoman during the election campaign, declined to answer questions about the administration.
“Hicks’ exact departure was unclear but is expected to be sometime over the next few weeks.”
Hicks began her career in politics as an aide to Ivanka Trump, with her remarkable service earning her one of the very first spots in President Trump’s transition team.
As for the President’s opinion of Hicks, there is no doubt about his undying confidence in this bright political star’s future:
“’Hope is outstanding and has done great work for the last three years. She is as smart and thoughtful as they come, a truly great person,’ Trump said in a statement released by the White House. ‘I will miss having her by my side but when she approached me about pursuing other opportunities, I totally understood. I am sure we will work together again in the future.’”
Only time will tell what’s next for the enigmatic and charming Hicks, whose communication skills and tireless work ethic could land her just about anywhere in the free press media or other assorted punditry roles.