Washington — I hope Hicks is so close to President Trump that he took her advice in June last year to resist the protesters and march through Lafayette Square to take a photo in the hope of showing “tenacity” “image of. When peaceful demonstrators had to wash away from the square with flash grenades and chemical sprays, the plan backfired, but Ms. Hicks was still a valuable consultant.
Now, Ms. Hicks is nowhere to be found. Since Trump lost the election, she has been to the White House sporadically, while continuing to collect taxpayer-funded salaries of $183,000.
Some people in Trumpworld have begun to call Trump-loyal organizations “dead end”, and these advisers are so close to him that they have no choice but to stay with him.
The president’s body, Nick Luna, is still working in the building, even though the West Wing has been cleaned up. Johnny McEntee, director of the President’s Office of Personnel; Dan Scavino, the chairman’s former golf boy, became the deputy chief of staff for communications. White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows is still working in the West Wing and plans to stay until the lights go out. But in recent days he has been described by colleagues as shocked.
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany was still there, but she did not enter the West Wing on Friday, telling her staff that she needed to spend a day at home. White House Deputy Secretary of Information Judd Deere plans to keep it until January 20.
Stephen Miller, the president’s top policy adviser, who has been by his side since the 2016 campaign, is still working for Trump. However, even Mr. Miller fell ill in the hospital because he was just born, so the frequency of going there has been greatly reduced. January 6th was his first full-time job in the West Wing office.
His wife, Katie Miller, serves as Vice President Mike Pence’s director of communications, and his close relationship with the president has broken in recent weeks. Ms. Miller has taken maternity leave.
A group of more senior officials have been struggling with their roles: Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin; National Economic Adviser Larry Kudlow; National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien ; Christopher Liddell, head of the White House transition team. A person familiar with the matter said that although everyone was disappointed by Mr. Trump’s destructive behavior, everyone decided to stay in office until the inauguration to bring Mr. Trump under control and ensure that unfinished business was completed. .
Liddell said in an interview with a New Zealand publication: “I intend to stay and do the right thing for this country.” “It is actually crucial that I have to keep working for the next 12 days. This is an order. Incredibly turbulent situation.”
White House lawyer Pat A. Cipollone (Pat A. Cipollone) has considered resigning but is still working on Friday night.
The president’s female son and senior adviser Jared Kushner was seen in the West Wing on Friday after flying back from the Middle East. His appearance was seen as an attempt to control the loss. He and his wife Ivanka Trump have been absent from the White House in recent weeks. On Thursday, near the only Kalorama neighborhood in Washington, a truck hauling garbage was found in front of their house.
Those who are still working are angry with the many who left. After the resignation of former White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham on Wednesday, many Trump advisers said they saw this as an opportunistic move by people who had checked out a long time ago.
A former colleague on Friday was particularly angry with Alyssa Farah, the former White House communications director, who seemed eager to reshape her role in the Trump administration by claiming in an interview with Politico that she resigned in December. Because of “.”
Trump campaign strategist Jason Miller (Jason Miller) said: “They are the bottom line to show their true colors.” “The Democrats will still hate them, and Trump’s base will hate them for being a jumped mouse.”
Alan Rappport Contribution report.