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Old 02-12-2018, 09:43 PM
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How long does Hope Hicks have?

Can anyone read this article and not imagine that Hope Hicks isn't long for this administration?

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  • "Mercedes [senior adviser for strategic communications] has been a godsend ... Every time there is a void because there is some craziness going on, Mercy's always there to be the leader of the team," one White House official said.
  • Schlapp has increasingly helmed day-to-day tasks in the communications department and become a go-to for officials outside the communications department looking for messaging guidance
  • Communications staffers have complained that in moments of crisis, they have gone days on end without receiving any guidance on their tasks from Hicks
  • "The issue here is that (Hope) will assert herself as the communications director but then when the White House goes into crisis mode ... she retreats -- she just pulls back from the team," a second White House official said.
  • Schlapp, meanwhile, is a seasoned Republican communications strategist and one of the few West Wing officials to have previously worked in the White House, having served in the communications department of President George W. Bush. She is often viewed as the "adult in the room," one White House official said

I read the above and I just gotta think Hope is the next to go. The real question, though is if she'll outlast Kelly.
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Old 02-12-2018, 11:31 PM
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If anything, getting glowing reviews on CNN probably makes Trump more likely to fire Schlapp.
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Old 02-12-2018, 11:51 PM
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Yeah, he's stupid that way. Someone in his team getting attention? Surely it detracts from the attention HE gets! FIRE THEM!
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Old 02-13-2018, 12:25 AM
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I think at the end of the day, after he’s been impeached and indicted- he’ll refuse to leave and he and Hope Hicks will literally chain themselves together to the desk in the Oval Office, forcing the D.C marshals, Secret Service and Mike Pence to use bolt cutters. Then they will be hand-cuffed and dragged off together to prison, kicking and screaming “Fake News! Fake News, It’s Hillary that they’re arresting”

That’s how I picture Hope Hicks leaving the Trump Administration. He’s never going to fire her, she’s the biggest ass-kisser in the whole entourage . He might try to promote her to Chief-of-Staff - which would make for an hysterical episode. It might rival last seasons hit Scaramucci episode.
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Old 02-13-2018, 12:30 AM
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I think at the end of the day, after he’s been impeached and indicted- he’ll refuse to leave and he and Hope Hicks will literally chain themselves together to the desk in the Oval Office, forcing the D.C marshals, Secret Service and Mike Pence to use bolt cutters. Then they will be hand-cuffed and dragged off together to prison, kicking and screaming “Fake News! Fake News, It’s Hillary that they’re arresting”

That’s how I picture Hope Hicks leaving the Trump Administration. He’s never going to fire her, she’s the biggest ass-kisser in the whole entourage . He might try to promote her to Chief-of-Staff - which would make for an hysterical episode. It might rival last seasons hit Scaramucci episode.
I agree. She's young, pretty, dumb as a bag of hair, blindly loyal and can't do her job. A perfect Trump sycophant to the bitter end. He'll never fire her.
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Old 02-13-2018, 12:41 AM
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I think at the end of the day, after he’s been impeached and indicted- he’ll refuse to leave and he and Hope Hicks will literally chain themselves together to the desk in the Oval Office, forcing the D.C marshals, Secret Service and Mike Pence to use bolt cutters.
Eva Braun committed suicide at Hitler's side by eating cyanide. Perhaps the Orange Fuhrer, in addition to demanding loyalty pledges, has distributed cyanide tablets to his inner circle.
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Old 02-13-2018, 12:46 AM
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Eva Braun committed suicide at Hitler's side by eating cyanide. Perhaps the Orange Fuhrer, in addition to demanding loyalty pledges, has distributed cyanide tablets to his inner circle.
Marzipan. Those clowns can't do anything right.
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Old 02-13-2018, 01:01 AM
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I have been predicting for months now that Hope Hicks is the future Mrs. Trump Number Four. I just heard on The View this morning, as blathered by Megan McCain, who Knows Everything About Being Republican (just ask her), that Trump thinks of Hope as "his second daughter" (never mind that Tiffany is REALLY his second daughter). And we all know how he thinks of his first daughter.
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Old 02-13-2018, 07:31 AM
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If I was Hicks I'd be more concerned about dating a man with a history of violence toward women. If I was Donald I'd be more concerned about what Hicks told Mueller. Hicks is unqualified for the job she has, which puts her in solid company with the rest of the White House. The fact that there may be someone more qualified than her that could step in is totally irrelevant. Donald likes her and more than likely either already has had or will have an intimate relationship with her.
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Old 02-13-2018, 11:12 AM
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I have been predicting for months now that Hope Hicks is the future Mrs. Trump Number Four.
Divorce Melania while she's FLOTUS? Not likely; even Trump couldn't be that oblivious to the political fallout, especially among white Republican women. They're already beginning to drift away from him; this would outrage a whole lot more.
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Old 02-13-2018, 11:28 AM
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Divorce Melania while she's FLOTUS? Not likely; even Trump couldn't be that oblivious to the political fallout, especially among white Republican women. They're already beginning to drift away from him; this would outrage a whole lot more.
Don't be ridiculous. He'll have her (Melania) killed and blame it on Obama. They'll eat that shit right up.
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Old 02-13-2018, 11:44 AM
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My hunch is that Melania was the first of his wives to come up with a sufficiently-ironclad pre-nup, to the point that he can't afford to firedivorce her. Otherwise he already would have, political fallout be damned.
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Divorce Melania while she's FLOTUS? Not likely; even Trump couldn't be that oblivious to the political fallout, especially among white Republican women. They're already beginning to drift away from him; this would outrage a whole lot more.
He could pull a Gingrich and say that he loved America so much that it made him cheat on his wife.
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Old 02-13-2018, 01:46 PM
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She's dated a couple of his staffers already. Would he really be interested in their leftovers?

She seems more like the innocent niece to his funny uncle.
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Old 02-13-2018, 02:55 PM
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She's dated a couple of his staffers already. Would he really be interested in their leftovers?

She seems more like the innocent niece to his funny uncle.
Funny ha-ha or funny don't-be-alone-with-him?
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Old 02-13-2018, 03:09 PM
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She's dated a couple of his staffers already. Would he really be interested in their leftovers?
They were beards.
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Old 02-13-2018, 10:24 PM
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My hunch is that Melania was the first of his wives to come up with a sufficiently-ironclad pre-nup, to the point that he can't afford to firedivorce her. Otherwise he already would have, political fallout be damned.
I doubt Melania's pre-nup is any more iron-clad than Ivana or Marla's were. Trump negotiated with both ex-wives; they each got a comfortable financial settlement in exchange for signing a non-disclosure agreement. Supposedly he had the same deal worked out with Melania and the lawyers were going to file the divorce paperwork after the election; his unexpected victory spoiled that. Whether that's all true or not it's clear she's did not support her husband running for office and does not like being First Lady. It would not surprise me if she left him while he's still in office, and their divorce could end up being a lot uglier and more public than his first 2.
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Old 02-14-2018, 07:48 AM
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It would not surprise me if she left him while he's still in office, and their divorce could end up being a lot uglier and more public than his first 2.
No! She can't leave until we hear her say "moose and squirrel".

It's pretty plain to see there is no love in this marriage. He married her because she had a smoking body and he wanted a new trophy wife. She married him for his money (or perception of wealth), but the unexpected role of First Lady was something she had and has no interest in. For now, they are stuck with each other. I predict on Jan 21, 2021 they separate and divorce soon after. When he dies, she writes a tell-all book and strikes gold.
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Old 02-14-2018, 11:42 AM
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They were beards.
Even if they aren't, remember Trump likes f*cking other people's wives, as a show of dominance.

(Pardon me, I must now go shower in bleach while vomiting, just thinking about it.)
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Old 02-14-2018, 05:10 PM
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and now Stormy is going to tell her story about Trump https://www.cnn.com/2018/02/14/polit...hen/index.html
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Old 02-14-2018, 06:45 PM
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Divorce Melania while she's FLOTUS? Not likely; even Trump couldn't be that oblivious to the political fallout, especially among white Republican women. They're already beginning to drift away from him; this would outrage a whole lot more.
You’re talking about the guy who was heard on tape boasting how he would “grab them [women] by the pussy” during his the campaign and has been revealed to have paid off a porn star shortly after his marriage to Melania, and he still has uniformly high approval among evangelicals (men and women), and pretty consistent ratings among Republican voters as a whole. He’s pretty much pissed off everyone who is going to be offended by his egregious piggishness. And you’ll never profit in overestimating Trump’s capacity for obliviousness.

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