Hope Hicks landed her first job seven months after leaving her post as White House communications director. The 29-year-old has been named executive vice president and chief communications officer for new “Fox,” the company to emerge early next year after Disney’s acquisition of most of 21st Century Fox. (Fox News, Fox Sports, and the company’s broadcast network and TV stations are not included in the sale.) She will report to Viet Dinh, Fox’s chief legal and policy officer.
Hicks, who entered politics three years ago when she joined Donald Trump’s presidential campaign before becoming one of his closest advisers, will move to Los Angeles for the position. She previously worked in public relations, which will be a major part of her new role.
Naturally, Twitter was quick to react to the news, with many people unsurprised over Hicks’s move.
Hope Hicks will be a key deputy to FOX CEO Lachlan Murdoch. Lots of intrigue given the Trump-Murdoch 🤝 https://t.co/sAtPRol6df
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) October 8, 2018
So, Hope Hicks is going back to work for the Trump Administration. https://t.co/bpuYHzOeS8
— Karine Jean-Pierre (@K_JeanPierre) October 8, 2018
— mcat (@mcatsee) October 8, 2018
Hope Hicks joining Fox News as their new Communications Chief makes sense.
She admitted to lying for Trump in her last job, so she’s perfectly qualified to lie for Trump in her new job.
— Nick Jack Pappas (@Pappiness) October 8, 2018
Hope Hicks proves that FOX News & the Trump WH are just one big game of Red Rover.
— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) October 8, 2018
It took her 7 months to land a job at FOX?
— Philippe Reines (@PhilippeReines) October 8, 2018
Hope Hicks is joining Fox News. So happy to welcome her back to my Administration! pic.twitter.com/r5JL5d6Qui
— Donald J. Drumpf (@RealDonalDrumpf) October 8, 2018
I want to congratulate Hope Hicks for finding a new group of cowardly liars to work for in Fox News. You will fit in quite well. It will be as if you are working for the White House again…
oh wait, you are working for a subsidiary of the Whiye House now.
— Brian Krassenstein (@krassenstein) October 8, 2018
BREAKING: Former WH communications director Hope Hicks has been named ‘chief communications officer’ of Trump News Station….. I mean the new Fox.
— Ed Krassenstein (@EdKrassen) October 8, 2018
sry but i can’t think of any news less surprising than hope hicks landed at Fox
— Katherine Krueger (@kath_krueger) October 8, 2018
She got well wishes too, from Sarah Sanders and Geraldo Rivera.
FOX won’t find anyone smarter or more talented than Hope Hicks. So happy for my friend. They are beyond lucky to have you and the East Coast misses you already. https://t.co/mUQUlip5oc
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) October 8, 2018
Delighted to welcome #HopeHicks to #NewFox She did a great job-competent & calm-in the White House for @realDonaldTrump during an historic, tumultuous time, emerging with honor. She’ll be great at Fox and I look forward to working with her.
— Geraldo Rivera (@GeraldoRivera) October 8, 2018
The president has yet to weigh in, but he’s likely thrilled.
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