18.03.01 White House Moves

March 1, 2018

President Trump’s Team

  • Someone Resigns: Hope Hicks, Communications Director, leaving White House TBD
  • Someone Stays: Brad Parscale, President Trump’s 2016 campaign advisor named 2020 campaign manager
  • Someone Loses Security Clearance: Jared Kushner, White House Advisor & President’s son-in-law

Hope Hicks

  • At 29, she is the youngest White House Communications Director in history.
  • Resignation announced day after testifying re: Russia investigation.
  • Worked for Ivanka Trump before joining President Trump’s campaign.
  • Noticeable low profile in WH; never led press briefing or did on-camera interviews.

“Today we start to build another entity to help with the midterms. We must reenergize the #ArmyOfTrump to help our country stay on @realDonaldTrump as path that is Making America Great Again. We have only just started, you haven’t seen anything yet. #MAGA”

Brad Parscale, Campaign Manager for Pres. Trump 2020, Twitter
Feb 28, 2018

Brad Parscale

  • Expertise in digital marketing
  • Worked with Trump organization dating back to 2011
  • Digital Director for Trump 2016 presidential campaign
  • Told CBS 60 minutes in 2017:A “I understood early that Facebook was how Donald Trump was going to win. Twitter is how he talked to the people. Facebook was going to be how he won.”

Jared Kushner

  • Politico reports he lost his high-level security clearance, prohibiting access to certain classified or top-secret material; he wasn’t the only one as WH reviews “interim” clearances.
  • Washington Post reports nations like China discussing ways to take advantage of Kushner’s extensive family business & lack of foreign policy experience.

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