Prime News, International, Washington (US), March 1:- Hope Hicks, one of US President Donald Trump’s longest-serving and closest aides, has planned to resign from the White House in the coming week, it was announced on Wednesday.
The White House Communications Director’s resignation comes a day after she testified before the House Intelligence Committee regarding an investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
“There are no words to adequately express my gratitude to President Trump. I wish the President and his administration the very best as he continues to lead our country,” Hicks said in a statement.
Trump also praised her as “outstanding.”
“She is as smart and thoughtful as they come, a truly great person. I will miss having her by my side but when she approached me about pursuing other opportunities, I totally understood. I am sure we will work together again in the future,” Trump said in a written statement.
Hicks’ departure capped her meteoric rise from Trump Organisation communications aide to the upper crust of power in Washington in just a few years, during which she sought to maintain a remarkably low profile for someone in her position.
The 29-year-old will now return to the private sector after being at the post of White House Communications Director, a label of prestige that can unlock top positions at blue-chip companies, six-figure TV deals and profitable, best-selling books. -(NGB, Inputs: Agencies)