The White House logo behind the press secretary's podium. Photo: Evan Semones / Contributor / Getty Images
Hope Hicks is the fourth communications director under President Trump to resign.
Why it matters: Trump is in second place for presidents with the most communications directors — President Ronald Reagan had seven over his eight-year tenure. In the span of slightly over a year in, Trump has had four:
- Sean Spicer kicked off Trump's presidency as acting communications director and press secretary.
- Mike Dubke then took over as communications director for around three months, brought in by Spicer. He resigned in May.
- Anthony Scaramucci was named communications director in July. He was removed 10 days later.
- Hope Hicks took over in August and plans to resign soon.