Anthony Scaramucci’s five-day stint as White House communications director for President Donald Trump set a record as the shortest tenure in the job since the position was created nearly fifty years ago. He did technically make it ten days if you start from the announcement of his appointment.That was back in late July, and a month and a half later, his replacement has finally been announced.
According to Politico:
Hope Hicks, a longtime member of President Donald Trump’s communications team, will assume the role of White House communications director on a permanent basis, a senior administration official confirmed Tuesday morning.
Hicks had taken on the role of communications director on an interim basis since last month, when she filled the job following the short-lived tenure of Anthony Scaramucci. That the “interim” tag had been removed from Hicks’s title was first reported by Bloomberg.The 28-year-old Hicks was among the first members of Trump’s presidential campaign, joining it after working for the Trump Organization. She is the third White House communications director of Trump’s presidency, following Scaramucci, who held the job for less than two weeks, and Mike Dubke, who resigned last May.
Hicks was initially hesitant to accept the position when it was offered to her last month, and it was at her insistence that the “interim” title was initially added to her title, according to a source cited in an earlier POLITICO story. But despite the ostensibly temporary nature of her initial appointment, no active search for another communications director had been conducted as of late August.
[Note: This post was written by Matt Palumbo. He is a co-author of the new book A Paradoxical Alliance: Islam and the Left, and can be found on Twitter @MattPalumbo12]