Politics

Trump bids farewell to Hope Hicks

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is bidding farewell to one of his longest-serving aides as he departs for Ohio.

The president appeared alongside outgoing communications director Hope Hicks outside the Oval Office on Hicks' last day at the White House.

Trump pointed at Hicks, waved to the cameras, and gave Hicks a handshake and a kiss on the cheek before heading to Marine One.

Hicks has been one of the president's most trusted, loyal and influential staffers. She held a portfolio that extended well beyond her job title.

She worked for the Trump organization before serving as the Trump campaign's one-woman press shop and has been working at the White House since Trump's inauguration.

A bitter fight is underway to fill the communications director role.


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