Hope Hicks will return to the White House after her sad MAGA years in LA

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Hope Hicks left the White House in March 2018, back when we still had a beautiful dream that Robert Mueller was going to rescue us in some way. Hicks left soon after she spilled her guts to Mueller in a deposition, and then spilled her guts to various congressional committees. She’s said, under oath, a lot of sh-t about meetings with Russians in Trump Tower, how Donny Smallhands knew all about it, and how her asked her to lie about tons of sh-t over the years. None of it was surprising, but most people were like “does this even meet the insane threshold of criminality for this administration?” Plus, it was sort of clear that Hope Hicks is an idiot and no one wanted to beat up on her.

Still, Hope was worried enough about her future that she jumped ship almost two years ago. And now she’s coming back to the White House, because – as others have pointed out – the Smallhands people now know they can literally get away with anything with no consequences. As it turns out, Hope wanted to come back to Washington because her life in LA didn’t pan out the way she was expecting:

When Hope Hicks left the White House in March 2018, later becoming Fox Corp.’s chief communications officer in Los Angeles, it appeared, at the time, that Donald Trump’s presidency had hit a low point. No aide was seen as more loyal to Trump than Hicks. She had been with Trump since 2015, in the earliest days of his campaign, and occupied a status closer to surrogate daughter than staffer. Which is why her decision to leave at the height of Robert Mueller’s investigation was a sign that the West Wing had tipped into a new level of crisis.

Now Hicks is back. She’ll be rejoining the West Wing as a counselor to the president, working with Jared Kushner. She’s expected to begin early next month. Her homecoming is, in many ways, another post-impeachment triumph for Trump, who is purging the administration of perceived enemies while he consolidates his team for the 2020 campaign. Trump had not wanted her to leave and had been unsuccessful in recruiting her back. But in recent months, several factors caused Hicks to warm to the idea of returning. (Hicks declined to comment.)

According to sources who spoke with Hicks, she had become increasingly unhappy living and working in Los Angeles. For one thing, she found the pace of Fox slow, even if she reported to Lachlan Murdoch. “She didn’t find it exciting. She was bored,” a former West Wing official said. She also struggled with being a Trumper in Hollywood. A source close to Hicks told me she “never felt super welcome” in the entertainment industry. At dinner parties she defended the president, a source said. Sources also told me she was lonely. (Hicks’s family is on the East Coast. She briefly dated a Hollywood producer, but the relationship didn’t last, in part, because of politics, one source said.)

The announcement of Hicks’s return noted she’ll officially be working with Trump’s son-in-law. But a former West Wing colleague said she’ll only have one real boss. “It’ll be two minutes before Trump’s calling her into the Oval asking her what she thinks about things.”

[From Vanity Fair]

Oh, poor little Hope didn’t make friends outside of the MAGA cult! Poor Hope just wanted to go to dinner parties and defend putting babies in cages and white supremacy and alt-right propaganda! Oh well – she couldn’t make it at Fox News, so now it’s back into the MAGA echo chamber (God, that’s scary). And of course she’ll still be around to soothe Donny Smallhands.

Hope Hicks meets with members of Congress

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  1. Lightpurple says:

    She’s a “senior adviser.” On what topics is she qualified to advise?

  2. Andrew’s Nemesis says:

    Shame Americans can’t round up her, the Kushners, PaedoAndy, various Jnrs and the MAGA Cult on the WH lawn, promise Orange Mussolini unlimited speechin’ time, and then aim the meteor at them. You’d lose some fine architecture, but no sacrifice is too great

  3. Lucy says:

    Evil Duchess Kate Is Not Keen On LA! That’s all.

  4. Jennifer says:

    Orange Baby needs his nanny back.

  5. Bookie says:

    I hope every last one of them winds up in jail.

  6. Basi says:

    My guess is that she sucked at her new job and was going to have to leave anyway and went back to the White House because that is *literally* the only place that will hire her.

    I think it’s funny though that she didn’t feel welcome in Hollywood. Gee I wonder why.

    • lucy2 says:

      I know, why did she think she could go from THAT administration to Los Angeles and Hollywood?
      Also, I always find it hilarious that these right wingers bitch and moan about liberal showbiz, but at the first chance they get they run right for it.

    • Korra says:

      Agreed. This woman can’t survive professionally without Trump being her protector. He is technically the reason she got that gig at Fox to begin with.

  7. Betsy says:

    She’s his elder care. End of. The man is cratering and the GOP is playing real life Weekend at Bernie’s Part Deux.

    • Christin says:

      I believe this as well.

    • Korra says:

      I speculate she left Fox because she was not performing well in that job — she is leaving a $1M gig for something that would pay her $180K, max. Plus, she is not exactly at the wealth level someone like Rex Tillerson or Steve Mnunchin were at when they left their jobs to join the administration; leaving a better paying gig has no payoff for someone still relatively young like her who is still accumulating her wealth.

      That said, I do also agree with this theory and I think it is a big incentive as to why she agreed to return.

  8. Scollins says:

    Oh so this MAGAt is back. Another complicit POS to stink up the WH.

  9. boredblond says:

    I remember a WaPo story that quoted a staffer that said no one is allowed in when trump and hicks are, uh, consulting…said she knows how to “calm him”..and of course he referred to her as a “great piece of ass” to one of the guys she was dating (he fired him). Duh.

    • Jay says:

      *shudder* I remember another editorial described Hicks as the “comfort goat”. I guess if she’s “calming” him we’ll all be less likely to be nuked in our beds, so that’s a plus. I think she also exerted some control over his tweeting, which is likely why the campaign wants her back.

  10. Busyann says:

    I really question this woman’s life choices. I lived in LA and it is a hard place to live and now I’m in DC but I couldn’t tell you that this would be a place I would come running back to if I seemingly had other options. No, just no. There ARE other places to thrive.

  11. SJR says:

    Jennifer, you have nailed it!

  12. BearcatLawyer says:

    She suffered consequences for her beliefs and actions in LA. MAGA types cannot cope with that at all!

  13. Diana says:

    Come on America!!!! Vote Vote Vote!!!!!!! Lives are literally at stake!!!!

    • bakes says:

      Getting out the vote is going to be critical this coming election – we have to move all the independents over and also bring new voters into the part the way Obama did. I urge everyone on this site that regularly complains about Trump to volunteer for the eventual Democratic nominee. There are easy ways to get involved, from donating a couple dollars to the campaign, to making calls, to canvasing, to posting pro-democrat stories on social media (actually, this can be a big help due to the amount of false stories\republican stories that flood social media). It is going to take a lot of work to out an incumbent president and I hope that everyone this site will get involved as we get closer to the general election.

  14. lowercaselila says:

    Oh thank god! I am so glad a 31-year-old ex-model and PR consultant for Ivanka, with no policy experience ,is returning to the White House to advise Jared Kushner, Trump’s unqualified son-in-law. The country is in such great hands.

  15. grabbyhands says:

    Isn’t Fox based in NY?

    I feel like she went to LA thinking she was going to shop some kind of deal and no one was interested and now she’s going to back to the only other place welcoming her with open arms.

    Don’t worry Eva Braun – I’m sure 45 is just biding his time until he can install you as the next Stepford Wife.

    • Fallon says:

      Yep. This. 100%.

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      Yeah that was my first thought when I read this – that she’s positioning herself to be Trump wife no. 4 and the new first lady. I would not be surprised if he kicks Melania to the curb if he wins again – installing Hicks as his first lady. There are reasons why Ivanka ‘recommended’ Hope to her father.

    • Korra says:

      Do you mean like a book deal? Considering her bizarre relationship and history with Trump, she would have no issues getting something.

      I think the bigger issue with why she didn’t last in LA is that she was not cut out for her high-level gig at Fox. Considering she is leaving a gig that made roughly $1M annually for a gig that will give her a salary of $180K at most, I am pretty sure she was flailing at Fox and in way over her head.

      That said, I do agree that she might be wife #4. If he wins a second term, he will be less inclined to keep up the facade with Melania.

  16. Scollins says:

    Wonder if Flotits likes this. Oh well.
    I really don’t care. Do U?
    Flotits gives me the creeps bigly.

  17. Thaisajs says:

    Greatest example of how working in this administration is career suicide.

  18. Cee says:

    I just can’t get past those brows.

  19. adastraperaspera says:

    I think Hicks is coming back for these two reasons:

    1. Dementia and drug abuse accelerating, so Trump needs personal care. There are rumors he is completely incontinent, requires Adderall upon waking, wears back braces at times, and takes hours for hair and makeup. Also that his rages and mood swings are soothed best by beautiful young women. He is unfit for office. Bringing back someone who knows all this will assist in the coverup as he continues to deteriorate. Ivanka is the kingmaker here–she has to make sure the ruse is kept up so they win the election and keep the family from being prosecuted. (Melania and Baron supposedly live full-time at her parents home an hour away in Maryland and only show at the whitehouse when needed for meetings.)

    2. Circling the wagons to claim “executive privilege” in court cases. Priebus, Spicer and McEntee are all being brought back onboard again at the same time as Hicks. They are all co-conspirators with the president in a multitude of crimes.

    • Lightpurple says:

      Ivanka is the one running the country, badly. And she is stupid enough to think that putting this nitwit on Daddy-duty will control anything. Hope Hicks may sooth his mood swings but she has no background in elder care and that is going to backfire.

      • Jack says:

        Pence and Moscow Mitch are running the WH. They are playing with Ivanka and making her think she is doing something. That is why she is always traveling. Get her out of the way.

  20. The Recluse says:

    Interesting how all of the damned are returning to the master. He must be in bad shape and getting worse.
    Watch Ivanka though. Watch her close. She has her eye on the prize.

  21. Stacy Dresden says:

    Ughhhhh this bish again??

  22. What. . .now? says:

    I agree with all the reasons posted here, but let’s not forget what an incredibly STUPID move this is for her legally. Head hitting the desk stupidity right there.

    First, she was LUCKY she escaped any sort of prosecution for her role in helping to obstruct justice the first time around in the Mueller investigation. She should have sucked it up, and stayed far away from this administration.

    Second, if she comes back and she helps in the corruption — there is a really, really good chance she might end up being prosecuted and going to jail. If that orange stain loses the election and we take the Senate, she should be very, very, very, very worried. As one of the people closest to that buffoon, she WILL be called in front the house or senate for future investigations, and this time, it won’t go as well. She might only get a sentence like Papadopolis (2 weeks in jail), but she will be a FELON. And that does go down on the ones “permanent record.” Try and land another 1million dollar a year position after THAT.

    And last, If these investigations and such go down AFTER this administration is out of office — WHO will save her? NO ONE. She doesn’t have the kind of money it would take to get a very, very good law firm to defend her. She WILL be hung out to dry and will have to take her lumps so to speak. Because one thing we have learned from dumpty trumpty is that no matter how loyal, how long he’s known you, how many laws you’ve broken for him — HE DOESN’T CARE AND WILL LET YOU SINK ON YOUR OWN. How many people does he now suddenly “not know” anymore? Manafort is rotting in jail, Stone is about to get 7-9 years in jail which at his age is almost certainly a death sentence, Rick Gates, (Manafort’s right hand man) is going to jail as part of his plea deal. . .and all the others that WILL go down.

    She is a FOOL. And, she is going to pay for her bad decision in ways she can’t even imagine right now. I don’t feel sorry for her in the least. She’s made her bed.

  23. Leah says:

    You mean Los Angeles didn’t open it’s arms to a Republi-nazi who supports putting innocent brown babies in cages?

    You don’t say….

  24. Anne says:

    Literally all I can see are her eyebrows. Jesus…

  25. Catting says:

    Hope Hicks 2: Return to the Swamp

  26. Translatress says:

    Goodness these eyebrows. That’s all I can say.