Former White House Communications Director Hope Hicks resigned on February 28, 2018, roughly 13 months after Trump took office as the President of the United States. During that time, Hicks, 29, established herself as one of the most stable figures in the President's orbit. While experienced political players and powerful friends of Trump found themselves being fired, discarded, and left behind, Hicks remained steadfastly by the Trump's side, content to stay out of the spotlight as she managed the White House communications almost by herself. A new article published in New York Magazine, however, delves into the enigmatic figure's time at the White House and her eventual decision to leave.
During her time in President Trump's administration, some pundits painted her as a naive youngster, swept up in the President's wake. That may not have been the case.
It turns out Hicks' family actually has a deep background in politics:
Hicks was raised in Greenwich; PR and politics were recurring themes in her family. Her maternal grandfather, G.W.F. "Dutch" Cavender, had served in the Department of Agriculture under Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon; her maternal grandmother, Marilee Cavender, had worked at the Department of Transportation; her mother, Caye Cavender Hicks, had been an aide to Ed Jones, a Democratic congressman from Tennessee; her father, Paul Hicks, was the spokesman for the NFL. He'd once worked as an aide to Stewart B. McKinney, a Republican congressman from Connecticut, and, in the '80s, had served as part of the local Greenwich government.