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Trump and Kushner Lobbied Rupert Murdoch to Hire Hope Hicks After Her Job Prospects Were Limited By the 'Trump Taint': Report

October 9, 2018 in Blogs

By Elizabeth Preza, AlterNet

Hicks was “was looking for a big job in media and investment banks.”


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Donald Trump and Jared Kushner lobbied Rupert Murdoch to hire former White House communications director Hope Hicks as as the company’s chief communications officer, Vanity Fair reports.

According to Vanity Fair’s Gabriel Sherman, Hicks—like many former Trump aides—had a difficult time landing a post-West Wing gig.

“It’s the Trump taint,” a former staffer told Sherman. Another executive revealed Hicks was “was looking for a big job in media and investment banks.”

She apparently got one; after landing a meeting with Lachlan Murdoch, the future chairman and CEO of Fox, Hicks managed to snag an offer with the company—but only after Trump and Kushner “put in calls” to Murdoch, Sherman reports.

“It’s a big job. Plus she gets to move to L.A.,” a friend told Sherman.

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Source: ALTERNET

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