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Hope Hicks' year in Trump's Washington

Hope Hicks
Hicks in the Oval Office. Photo: Jabin Botsford / The Washington Post via Getty Images

In a colorful deep dive into life in the West Wing, New York Magazine's Olivia Nuzzi profiled Hope Hicks and what she has learned in Washington. One key detail:

"A second source who meets regularly with the president told me that Hicks acted almost as an embodiment of the faculties the Trump lacked — like memory. 'He’ll be talking, and then right in the middle he’ll be like, ‘Hope, what was that … thing?’ When the name of a senator or congressman or journalist came up, Trump would prompt Hicks to provide a history of their interactions, asking, 'Do we like him?' And she f---ing remembers!'"
— Olivia Nuzzi on Hicks' role in the Trump White House