Hope is back in the White House!
Nope, not that type of hope…
Former White House communications strategist Hope Hicks is returning to Trumpland, accepting a post working under presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner after nearly two years away.
“There is no one more devoted to implementing President Trump’s agenda than Hope Hicks,” Kushner said in a statement. “We are excited to have her back on the team.”
Hicks. 31, takes on an undefined role that will include working on Trump’s reelection campaign. Her title will be “counselor” to the president.
Kushner himself has an amorphous position that includes everything from politics and immigration policy to criminal justice reform and the Middle East peace.
Hicks left in early 2018 after admitting telling less-than-truthful statement about the Trump campaign’s interactions with Russians in 2016.
Since quitting her Trump job, Hicks has worked as a top communications person for Fox, the Trump-friendly media empire.
Hicks’s main qualification is her long and strong relationship with Trump. She was one of the first communications aides to join his 2016 campaign and stuck with him through thick and thin.
Trump reportedly tells aides that he feels more comfortable with Hicks than others and has regularly bemoaned her absence from the White House.
However, quite a few people believe that Hicks is back for another reason…to play babysitter to Trump’s declining mental facilities.
Andrew Laufer, a civil right attorney and frequent Trump critic, tweeted, “Was just told by one of my contacts that the actual reason why Hope Hicks is being brought back to the WH is due to Trump’s declining mental state.”
Was just told by one of my contacts that the actual reason why Hope Hicks is being brought back to the WH is due to Trump’s declining mental state.
— Andrew C Laufer, Esq (@lauferlaw) February 13, 2020 
And Laufer wasn’t the only person to make that suggestion:
Hope Hicks is returning to the WH bc Trump has become unmanageable due to his worsening dementia. It’s a desperation move- Hicks may be the only person he’ll listen to. He has already crashed & burned. She can’t fix the unfolding disaster. She can’t create a “dead cat bounce.”
— Tom Joseph (@TomJChicago) February 13, 2020 
The real reason they are bringing Hope Hicks back is Trump’s increasingly erratic behavior. She is something of a ‘Trump Whisperer’ and can talk him out of his rages and ‘off the ledge’ those days he is found in a fetal postion screaming into the void (Twitter). @realDonaldTrump 
— NoelCaslerComedy (@CaslerNoel) February 13, 2020 
Word roaming around DC is White House is bringing back Hope Hicks in a desperate move because Trump’s dementia is declining rapidly and they think she can help.
…I thought you’d feel warm and fuzzy hearing this. pic.twitter.com/oiGbiV8WCI 
— Jack v. Harris (@jvharris65) February 13, 2020 
This is 100% true. You can take it to the bank. Dementia is dominating everything w/ Trump now. What’s sickening are his enablers thinking Hope Hicks can buy them more time. He needs to be removed & receive neurological evaluation & caregiver assistance that eases his decline. https://t.co/bzXk88AXAt 
— Tom Joseph (@TomJChicago) February 13, 2020 
Why Hope Hicks is back in the WH (my guess):
1. She's a criminal witness
2. Trump is getting worse from #trumpdementia  symptoms every day, and somebody from his long-term memory banks is needed to calm him, since he can no longer process short term information.
— Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo (@bobob1618) February 13, 2020 
Apparently Hope Hicks is returning to the White House as trump “designated Dementia Whisperer” with a side gig as pant steamer
And we are paying her ridiculous salary and benefits
— Mayday Mindy 🌊 (@maydaymindy9) February 13, 2020 
Trump has probably already thrown a tantrum. He has already sent a ‘mean’ tweet directed at Kelly. He is a toddler.
LOL thunder shirt 👕
WH staffers are desperate so Hicks is back bcuz she knows how to *keep Donnie calm* Pro tip: it takes skill to calm a dementia sufferer.
— Alicia (@rubiesdiamonds) February 13, 2020 
Hope Hicks was brought back because Trumps's dementia is progressing fast & at this stage, he needs people he knows & trusts or he will deteriorate more as his confusion gets worse. She may help anchor him in reality; that's the hope, anyway. Whoever brought her back knows this.
— 🌊☕ Donlan McKee ☕🌊 (@DonlanMcKee) February 13, 2020 
#TrumpDementia  Insiders are reporting Hope Hicks is being brought back in bc trumps mental state is worsening!
This too will be up to the Dems to flush out as Repubs would rather endanger the country than speak the truth
— Sea girl (@seagirl50) February 13, 2020