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Hope Hicks: who is Trump’s senior aide?

Let's take a look at who Hope Hicks is, Trump's senior aide who tested positive for Covid before the president.

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Who is Trump's senior aide Hope Hicks?

Hope Hicks: Trump’s senior aide who tested positive for Covid before the US President and First Lady Melania Trump. Let’s take a look at who Hope is and what she does for the president and for the White House.

Who is Hope Hicks?

Ms Hicks, 31, former model for Ralph Lauren, was an actress and graduated in English Literature from Southern Methodist University. Now she serves as senior counsellor to the US president. She first started working for Trump in 2014 and stayed by his side throughout his campaign and into the Presidency. She returned to the White House in February this year, two years after resigning as communications director.

Hicks tested positive for Covid

Ms Hicks has travelled with the president multiple times this week, flying aboard Air Force One to Tuesday, Septembre 29 night’s first presidential debate against Joe Biden. When she tested positive for Covid, on Thursday, October 2, Mr Trump said on his Twitter account:

US president later confirmed he and his wife also had tested positive for the virus:

Other staff members have tested positive

Multiple White House staffers have tested positive for the virus. Since Covid emerged, Mr Trump, the White House and his campaign have refused to abide by basic public health guidelines such as wearing masks in public and practising social distancing. Mr Trump has still continued to hold campaign rallies despite more than 200,000 Americans died and the number of Covid deaths has passed one million worldwide.

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