Hope Hicks to serve as White House communications director permanently

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The Associated Press reports that White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed the news Tuesday, Sept. 11.

Hicks filled in as press secretary for Trump's battle and has since functioned as a helper to the president. She will be exactly what Trump looks for in staff: soldiers who follow orders. According to the New York Times, Hicks even has a personal thank you note from the president on her desk that reads: "Hopie-You're the greatest!"

It appears the feeling is mutual. Bloomberg was first to note Trump had made Hicks' status permanent. Her relationship with Trump started when she left Hiltzik, a NY public relations firm, to work for the Trump Organization.

While Mr Trump has already fired or dismissed several of his aides during the first leg of his administration, Ms Hicks has been labelled by the media as "untouchable". She said, "Absolutely nothing,"' Trump said.

She becomes Trump's third full-time communications director with his administration less than eight months old.

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Hicks had taken on the role of communications director on an interim basis since last month. Scaramucci, who took the position in July, was sacked less than two weeks later.

Prior to joining Mr Trump's campaign team, Ms Hicks had no experience working in politics.

Unlike some other senior White House aides she does not conduct television interviews and is keen to remain away from the camera.

Originally from Greenwich, Connecticut, Ms Hicks received her English degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas in 2010. She's also among the highest-paid employees of Trump's White House.