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In this Nov. 14, 2016 photo, Hope Hicks, press secretary for President-elect Donald Trump's campaign, arrives at Trump Tower in New York. President-elect Donald Trump has named his senior communications team, choosing Sean Spicer as press secretary, Jason Miller as communications director, Hope Hicks as director of strategic communications and Daniel Scavino as director of Social Media. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Hope Hicks reportedly will be Trump's interim communications director


President Trump's longtime aide Hope Hicks will serve as the White House's interim communications director, according to The New York Times.

The Times reported Wednesday that Hicks, who is currently Trump's director of strategic communications, will also help him find a permanent person for the role.

A senior Trump administration official told the Times that Hicks, 28, will temporarily fill the void left by former White House communications director Anthony Scarammuci after his abrupt exit last month.

Hicks joined Trump’s 2016 election campaign early on and has since become one of his most trusted staffers after helping its communications efforts.

CNN reported Wednesday that it confirmed Hicks’ move as likely with two sources inside the White House and one outside of it.

The network’s sources added that discussions are in the final stages for the position, which has been vacant since last month.

The Daily Caller reported Wednesday that Trump offered the role to Hicks and that she has accepted it.

A White House insider told the Caller exclusively that Hicks will become the White House’s next communications director.

Trump fired Scaramucci last month ten days after he took the job after appointing Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly as the new White House chief of staff.

Kelly, a retired Marine general, reportedly sought Scaramucci’s removal as he believed the former hedge fund manager lacked discipline and had expended his credibility.

Scaramucci conducted a profanity-laden interview with The New Yorker prior to his sacking in which he lambasted several Trump administration figures.

Hicks would become the Trump White House’s fourth communications director should she directly succeed Scaramucci.

Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer also held that post before resigning from the administration in July following Scaramucci’s hiring.

Former White House communications director Michael Dubke additionally left the post earlier this year after about three months performing it.

Kelly, for his part, replaced former White House chief of staff Reince Priebus last month during a major shakeup in Trump’s administration.

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