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Hope Hicks to resign as White House communications director

Hope Hicks
WH Comms Director Hope Hicks. Photo: Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images

White House communications director, Hope Hicks, one of Trump's longest serving advisers, is going to resign. The New York Times broke the news Wednesday afternoon.

"There are no words to adequately express my gratitude to President Trump. I wish the President and his administration the very best as he continues to lead our country."
— Statement from Hope Hicks

Why it matters, from Axios' Jonathan Swan: Trump will miss Hope in the same way he misses his former bodyguard Keith Schiller. Hope is family and has been part of his routine for nearly three years now. Trump increasingly finds himself working in a building populated by people he doesn’t know and doesn’t trust. Some of whom did not even vote for him.