President TrumpDonald John TrumpKushner has called Bolton for advice over past year: report Jeb Bush hits Trump: I go home to children ‘who actually love me’ Sanders to visit Mississippi for anniversary of MLK assassination MORE on Thursday stated goodbye to longtime aide Hope HicksHope Charlotte HicksLewandowski considering legal action against reporter who entered home office without permission Ted Olson: Trump turmoil ‘beyond normal’ Chris Cuomo confronts Scaramucci over White House turnover: ‘Who runs a business like this?’ MORE, who’s leaving the White Home on the finish of the week.
Trump and his former communications director walked out of the Oval Workplace collectively and waved to reporters ready for the president to depart for a visit to Ohio and Florida, which is able to hold him out of city on Hicks’s final official day.
The 2 then shook arms and posed for pictures earlier than Trump walked towards Marine One.
Twitter customers shortly posted pictures and movies of the farewell:
— Jordan Fabian (@Jordanfabian) March 29, 2018
President Trump introduced Hope Hicks outdoors of the Oval Workplace to shake her hand and wave goodbye earlier than departing for Ohio: pic.twitter.com/MSxeQzXiFv
— Meridith McGraw (@meridithmcgraw) March 29, 2018
Saying farewell to Hope Hicks. pic.twitter.com/qQmpuQ4Ewq
— Steve Herman (@W7VOA) March 29, 2018
Hicks introduced on the finish of February she would resign, depriving Trump of a valued and trusted aide who has been at his facet since earlier than he launched his presidential marketing campaign.
Her exit got here amid an argument surrounding fired employees secretary Rob Porter. Hicks performed a task in crafting the White Home’s response to allegations of spousal abuse in opposition to Porter, whom she was relationship on the time.
Hicks additionally drew criticism from lawmakers after she declined to reply a number of questions from the Home Intelligence Committee as a part of its Russia investigation.
Hicks’s departure, which turns into official on Friday, has set off a fierce inside battle to succeed her between Trump administration aides.
Her alternative as White Home communications director would be the fifth particular person named to the function.