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Sometimes, honesty isn’t the best policy. One day after telling the House Intelligence Committee she told “white lies” on the President Donald Trump‘s behalf, White House communications director Hope Hicks announced her resignation.
According to the New York Times‘ Maggie Haberman, the resignation had nothing to do with yesterday’s testimony. But tell that to the internet.
Oh I bet she’s been thinking about it for months. https://t.co/0gC55BNzJw— ana marie cox (@anamariecox) February 28, 2018
when u did a good collusion pic.twitter.com/qRwtKkJkql— it me jeff meltz (@thecultureofme) February 28, 2018
Naturally, because of her high-profile, and because of the constant, unprecedented turnover of this administration, Twitter was all about Hicks’ abrupt resignation.
The White House Communications Director Job is just a few steps away from becoming the Defense Against The Dark Arts job at Hogwarts in terms of turnover. https://t.co/47M5kE7nwl— Andrew Wyrich (@AndrewWyrich) February 28, 2018
Only one person has the communicative chops to replace Hope Hicks. Fortunately, he already knows the President pic.twitter.com/vkvQ4dfQFD— Patrick Monahan (@pattymo) February 28, 2018
DO YOU WANNA COME RUN WHITE HOUSE COMMUNICATIONS pic.twitter.com/lRTUirxTTX— Jason O. Gilbert (@gilbertjasono) February 28, 2018
There’s now also the possibility Trump may hire his favorite spokesperson.
congratulations, i assume, to John Barron on his new position as comms director— Alexandra Petri (@petridishes) February 28, 2018
Might be time for Trump to bring John Barron out of retirement.— Jody Avirgan (@jodyavirgan) February 28, 2018
(That’s Trump himself, in case you forgot.)
But perhaps some old figures will be returning?
Gorka packs his combat tourniquet, and his emergency backup tourniquet, into his black leather European men's cary-all. Picks up the keys to the Mustang. This is his moment, and he knows it.— Tom Gara (@tomgara) February 28, 2018
And of course, you knew we weren’t getting out of here without this joke.
Hope Hicks lasted approximately 19.6 Scaramuccis as communications director— Katie Watson (@kathrynw5) February 28, 2018
Hicks had worked with Trump since the beginning of his presidential campaign.
David Covucci is the Layer 8 editor at the Daily Dot, covering the intersection of politics and the web. His work has appeared in Vice, the Huffington Post, Jezebel, Gothamist, and other publications. He is particularly interested in hearing any tips you have. Reach out at [email protected]