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Hope Hicks named White House interim communications director

Hope Hicks, communication director for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, is pictured following a news conference at Trump Tower in the Manhattan, New York, May 31, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Hope Hicks, communication director for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, is pictured following a news conference at Trump Tower in the Manhattan, New York, May 31, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Hope Hicks, communication director for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, is pictured following a news conference at Trump Tower in the Manhattan, New York, May 31, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to press secretary Hope Hicks on the golf course at his Trump International Golf Links in Aberdeen, Scotland, June 25, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to press secretary Hope Hicks on the golf course at his Trump International Golf Links in Aberdeen, Scotland, June 25, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to press secretary Hope Hicks on the golf course at his Trump International Golf Links in Aberdeen, Scotland, June 25, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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White House chief strategist Steve Bannon and White House director of strategic communications Hope Hicks walk along the colonnade ahead of a joint press conference by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington, February 10, 2017. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

White House chief strategist Steve Bannon and White House director of strategic communications Hope Hicks walk along the colonnade ahead of a joint press conference by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and President Donald Trump at the White House...more

White House chief strategist Steve Bannon and White House director of strategic communications Hope Hicks walk along the colonnade ahead of a joint press conference by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington, February 10, 2017. REUTERS/Jim Bourg
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Campaign communications director Hope Hicks departs the offices of Republican president-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower in New York, New York, November 11, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Campaign communications director Hope Hicks departs the offices of Republican president-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower in New York, New York, November 11, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Campaign communications director Hope Hicks departs the offices of Republican president-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower in New York, New York, November 11, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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Senior White House staff member Hope Hicks points as President Donald Trump appears on stage at a rally in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, April 29, 2017. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Senior White House staff member Hope Hicks points as President Donald Trump appears on stage at a rally in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, April 29, 2017. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Senior White House staff member Hope Hicks points as President Donald Trump appears on stage at a rally in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, April 29, 2017. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's communications director Hope Hicks (L) crosses paths with Trump's former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski (R) at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, July 18, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's communications director Hope Hicks (L) crosses paths with Trump's former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski (R) at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, July 18, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan...more

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's communications director Hope Hicks (L) crosses paths with Trump's former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski (R) at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, July 18, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump listens to his press secretary Hope Hicks as he tours the Flint Water Plant and Facilities in Flint, Michigan, September 14, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump listens to his press secretary Hope Hicks as he tours the Flint Water Plant and Facilities in Flint, Michigan, September 14, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump listens to his press secretary Hope Hicks as he tours the Flint Water Plant and Facilities in Flint, Michigan, September 14, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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White House advisor Omarosa Manigault (L-R), press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and assistant to the President Hope Hicks board Air Force One to return with President Donald Trump to Washington from Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport in Vienna, Ohio, July 25, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

White House advisor Omarosa Manigault (L-R), press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and assistant to the President Hope Hicks board Air Force One to return with President Donald Trump to Washington from Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport in Vienna,...more

White House advisor Omarosa Manigault (L-R), press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and assistant to the President Hope Hicks board Air Force One to return with President Donald Trump to Washington from Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport in Vienna, Ohio, July 25, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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(L-R) White House Director of Strategic Communications Hope Hicks, Chief Strategist Steve Bannon, Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and Senior Advisor Stephen Miller follow President Donald Trump (not seen) on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, before his departure to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, April 29, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

(L-R) White House Director of Strategic Communications Hope Hicks, Chief Strategist Steve Bannon, Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and Senior Advisor Stephen Miller follow President Donald Trump (not seen) on the South Lawn of the White House in...more

(L-R) White House Director of Strategic Communications Hope Hicks, Chief Strategist Steve Bannon, Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and Senior Advisor Stephen Miller follow President Donald Trump (not seen) on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, before his departure to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, April 29, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
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President-elect Donald Trump greets campaign manager and senior advisor, Kellyanne Conway (C), and Campaign Communications Director Hope Hicks (L) during a USA Thank You Tour event in Mobile, Alabama, December 17, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

President-elect Donald Trump greets campaign manager and senior advisor, Kellyanne Conway (C), and Campaign Communications Director Hope Hicks (L) during a USA Thank You Tour event in Mobile, Alabama, December 17, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

President-elect Donald Trump greets campaign manager and senior advisor, Kellyanne Conway (C), and Campaign Communications Director Hope Hicks (L) during a USA Thank You Tour event in Mobile, Alabama, December 17, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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White House Director of Strategic Communications Hope Hicks (C) and White House Director of Social Media Dan Scavino (L) arrive at the Vatican to meet Pope Francis, May 24, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

White House Director of Strategic Communications Hope Hicks (C) and White House Director of Social Media Dan Scavino (L) arrive at the Vatican to meet Pope Francis, May 24, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

White House Director of Strategic Communications Hope Hicks (C) and White House Director of Social Media Dan Scavino (L) arrive at the Vatican to meet Pope Francis, May 24, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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Hope Hicks, spokeswoman for President-elect Donald Trump, arrives at Trump Tower in New York, January 2, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Hope Hicks, spokeswoman for President-elect Donald Trump, arrives at Trump Tower in New York, January 2, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Hope Hicks, spokeswoman for President-elect Donald Trump, arrives at Trump Tower in New York, January 2, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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(L-R) Donald Trump's White House Director of Strategic Communications Hope Hicks, Senior Counselor Steve Bannon and Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway arrive for the presidential inauguration on the West Front of the Capitol in Washington, D.C., January 20, 2017. REUTERS/Win McNamee/Pool

(L-R) Donald Trump's White House Director of Strategic Communications Hope Hicks, Senior Counselor Steve Bannon and Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway arrive for the presidential inauguration on the West Front of the Capitol in Washington,...more

(L-R) Donald Trump's White House Director of Strategic Communications Hope Hicks, Senior Counselor Steve Bannon and Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway arrive for the presidential inauguration on the West Front of the Capitol in Washington, D.C., January 20, 2017. REUTERS/Win McNamee/Pool
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Hope Hicks, campaign communications director for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, looks at her mobile device at a campaign rally in De Pere, Wisconsin, March 30, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Young

Hope Hicks, campaign communications director for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, looks at her mobile device at a campaign rally in De Pere, Wisconsin, March 30, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Young

Hope Hicks, campaign communications director for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, looks at her mobile device at a campaign rally in De Pere, Wisconsin, March 30, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Young
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