White House Communications Director resigns and the responses on Twitter are hilarious

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White House communications director Hope Hicks announced that she is resigning from the position within the next few weeks. The 29-year-old former model is one of Donald Trump's longest-serving aides, his right-hand woman, having joined his presidential campaign at the very beginning. The timing of her resignation is a bit suspicious. It came just one day after she testified in front of the House Intelligence Committee regarding its investigation into Russian interference into the 2016 election.

During her eight hours of testimony, Hope acknowledged that she told "little white lies" for Trump, who often makes statements that are embellished or totally false. However, Hope insisted she never lied about anything connected to the investigation. On Twitter, everyone responded with dry, nuanced commentary analyzing why she abruptly quit. Just kidding! Everyone made funny puns based on her name, among other hilarious jokes:

Episode IV, anyone?
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If special counsel Robert Mueller is looking Donald Trump's finances, then probably
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Triple name pun for the win!
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It's something unpredictable, but in the end is right...
[[twitterwidget||https://twitter.com/splinter_news/status/968967035752538113]]
They were thinking ahead
[[twitterwidget||https://twitter.com/azalben/status/968971418405924865]]
Just do it already
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Okay, this response isn't a pun, but Hope is the third White House communications director to resign in less than a year. Her predecessor, Anthony Scaramucci, aka "The Mooch," was fired after just 10 days. Which has now become a measuring moment.

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And who doesn't miss The Mooch? He didn't hold back. He once said to a reporter, "I'm not Steve Bannon, I'm not trying to suck my own c--k."
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правда - I mean, true
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It's a catchy song
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While many people have left the Trump administration during the past year (wow, it's only been a year?), Hope's role will be hard to fill. Despite her youth, and having no previous political experience, she was one of the President's most trusted advisors and often acted as his translator or "buffer."

Hope told The New York Times that she had "no words" to express her gratitude. (Probably tired of talking after that eight hour testimony.) However, President Trump issued a statement thanking her for her service:

"Hope is outstanding and has done great work for the last three years. She is as smart and thoughtful as they come, a truly great person. I will miss having her by my side, but when she approached me about pursuing other opportunities, I totally understood. I am sure we will work together again in the future."

In response to this statement, that doesn't sound much like how Donald Trump talks, one Twitter user had a pretty funny reaction.

[[twitterwidget||https://twitter.com/scottbix/status/968967000121802752]]

Hey, we've all been there.

As White House communications director, Hope Hicks might not have been a household name. But her first name was Hope, and everyone had fun making bad puns on Twitter, so that was fun. Who knows what she'll do next? Maybe she'll go on to work with Obama. That guy loves hope.

White House Communications Director resigns and the responses on Twitter are hilarious

vt-author-image

By VT

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White House communications director Hope Hicks announced that she is resigning from the position within the next few weeks. The 29-year-old former model is one of Donald Trump's longest-serving aides, his right-hand woman, having joined his presidential campaign at the very beginning. The timing of her resignation is a bit suspicious. It came just one day after she testified in front of the House Intelligence Committee regarding its investigation into Russian interference into the 2016 election.

During her eight hours of testimony, Hope acknowledged that she told "little white lies" for Trump, who often makes statements that are embellished or totally false. However, Hope insisted she never lied about anything connected to the investigation. On Twitter, everyone responded with dry, nuanced commentary analyzing why she abruptly quit. Just kidding! Everyone made funny puns based on her name, among other hilarious jokes:

Episode IV, anyone?
[[twitterwidget||https://twitter.com/petridishes/status/968971663621656576]]
If special counsel Robert Mueller is looking Donald Trump's finances, then probably
[[twitterwidget||https://twitter.com/TomSteyer/status/968970106410754048]]
Triple name pun for the win!
[[twitterwidget||https://twitter.com/badkuthi69/status/968969354879565826]]
It's something unpredictable, but in the end is right...
[[twitterwidget||https://twitter.com/splinter_news/status/968967035752538113]]
They were thinking ahead
[[twitterwidget||https://twitter.com/azalben/status/968971418405924865]]
Just do it already
[[twitterwidget||https://twitter.com/LouiseMensch/status/968970911419453442]]
Okay, this response isn't a pun, but Hope is the third White House communications director to resign in less than a year. Her predecessor, Anthony Scaramucci, aka "The Mooch," was fired after just 10 days. Which has now become a measuring moment.

[[twitterwidget||https://twitter.com/kathrynw5/status/968965231694237698]]

And who doesn't miss The Mooch? He didn't hold back. He once said to a reporter, "I'm not Steve Bannon, I'm not trying to suck my own c--k."
[[twitterwidget||https://twitter.com/Heminator/status/968965310958178304]]

 

правда - I mean, true
[[twitterwidget||https://twitter.com/Kris_Sacrebleu/status/968680746742247424]]
It's a catchy song
[[twitterwidget||https://twitter.com/ScottNevins/status/968963715503603712]]

While many people have left the Trump administration during the past year (wow, it's only been a year?), Hope's role will be hard to fill. Despite her youth, and having no previous political experience, she was one of the President's most trusted advisors and often acted as his translator or "buffer."

Hope told The New York Times that she had "no words" to express her gratitude. (Probably tired of talking after that eight hour testimony.) However, President Trump issued a statement thanking her for her service:

"Hope is outstanding and has done great work for the last three years. She is as smart and thoughtful as they come, a truly great person. I will miss having her by my side, but when she approached me about pursuing other opportunities, I totally understood. I am sure we will work together again in the future."

In response to this statement, that doesn't sound much like how Donald Trump talks, one Twitter user had a pretty funny reaction.

[[twitterwidget||https://twitter.com/scottbix/status/968967000121802752]]

Hey, we've all been there.

As White House communications director, Hope Hicks might not have been a household name. But her first name was Hope, and everyone had fun making bad puns on Twitter, so that was fun. Who knows what she'll do next? Maybe she'll go on to work with Obama. That guy loves hope.