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Hope Hicks to temporarily replace Scaramucci as communications director

Hope Hicks at Trump Tower in New York,

Hope Hicks at Trump Tower in New York, Nov. 14, 2016. Photo Credit: AP

WASHINGTON — Hope Hicks, a longtime aide to President Donald Trump, will serve as interim communications director, a White House official said Wednesday.

Hicks will work with press secretary Sarah Sanders and others on the communications team, and a permanent director will be named later, said the official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

Hicks has been a longtime fixture in Trump’s inner circle.

She worked with the Trump Organization in Manhattan and served as a spokeswoman during Trump’s 2016 campaign.

Hicks fills the post left vacant by Anthony Scaramucci, a Manhasset financier who was ousted on July 31 after just 10 days on the job. His dismissal came after he gave a profanity-laden interview to The New Yorker.

Hicks, 28, takes on the communications director responsibilities as former press secretary Sean Spicer prepares to leave the administration at the end of the month.

Spicer acted as both press secretary and communications director after Mike Dubke, the former press shop chief, resigned in early June.

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