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How 29-year-old Hope Hicks, Trump’s ‘real daughter,’ became the youngest White House communications director in history — and resigned after getting ensnared in its biggest scandals

Hope Hicks.
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Hope Hicks is President Donald Trump’s 29-year-old White House communications director. But before joining Trump’s 2016 campaign, she had no political experience.

Hicks was born in Greenwich, a town of 60,000 on the southwest tip of Connecticut that’s a favorite spot for hedge-fund headquarters.

She was a model, actress, and lacrosse player as a child, before getting her English degree at Southern Methodist University.

Hicks didn’t intend on playing such a large role in a presidential campaign, instead falling into the gig through a job at the Trump Organization.

Yet she became the youngest White House communications director in history.

And Hicks has been with Trump — to use his words — “from the beginning.” White House staffers may even called her his “real daughter.”

Hicks became ensnared in two high-profile White House controversies: the special counsel’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, and her role in crafting the White House’s response to abuse allegations against staff secretary Rob Porter.

And on February 28, Hicks announced that she was resigning in the coming weeks. She served as Trump’s fourth communications director.

Here’s what we know about Hicks.

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