As you’ve heard me note on many occasions, the White House press operation is arguably the most important team for the president and our agenda. For someone like President Trump, who faces constant attack by a hostile legacy media, having the communications team on his side and working together is a must.

Now after various changes, most notably getting some of the swamp out of the WH in the form of the departures of Priebus, Dubke, and Spicer, we may have finally found the right mix. Please do comment as I’m curious as to what you think about the new press team, led by women! My one concern is Ms. Hicks due to her age and inexperience. Yet, the older, more experienced “pros” have certainly screwed up pretty much everything in the country. And it does seem communications out of the White House have been more unified and efficient.

Via Washington Times.

President Trump has filled out the White House press shop, making officials the promotion of longtime adviser Hope Hicks to communications director and appointing former Washington Times columnist Mercedes Schlapp as senior adviser for strategic communications.

They were among four new appointments the White House announced Tuesday, completing a reorganization of the press shop after a major shakeup in July.

Ms. Hicks had served as interim communications director since shortly after the July 31 ouster of Anthony Scaramucci, who served for just 10 days and whose brief tenure triggered the resignation of White House press secretary Sean Spicer.

The other new roles within the White House communications team are Raj Shah serving as principal deputy press secretary and Steven Cheung as director of strategic response.

Via ABC.

One of the longest-serving members of Donald Trump’s team is a 28-year-old who had no political experience before the 2016 presidential campaign.

Starting with the administration as director of strategic communications, Hope Hicks has been a regular presence in the White House and is seen as being in the inner circle of Trump’s advisers. She now has her most senior role to date, as she has been named the permanent White House communications director. She was previously given the role on an interim basis.

She began her career in public relations, entering the larger Trump orbit when she worked with the Trump Organization and Ivanka Trump’s fashion line.

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  1. VelvetHammer says:

    I am very pleased with these events. As a business man and now as President, I do not see President Trump making politically correct appointments in order to please or pander to a certain group for political points. It completely goes against what we know about his approach overall. I have confidence that these appointments, which happen to be women, were made with the notion that they were qualified for the job. What an important point to make for women everywhere! This is the forward advancement we seek, not token assignments to be held up as some kind of poster board! For the reasons above, Hope’s youth does not concern me too much. Clearly he views her as qualified or she would not have made it within the President’s camp for as long as she has. Congratulations to both women! 🙂

  2. Tim Peck says:

    There is a rumor that the Twitter account for Hope Hicks has been suspended. She has tweeted 3 times and has 10K followers.

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