I think I know what that means.
Courtesy of NYT:
Hope Hicks, a close aide to President Trump who resigned nearly two years ago, will return to the White House in a new role, administration officials said Thursday.
Ms. Hicks, 31, worked on Mr. Trump’s 2016 campaign from its inception and followed him to the White House after he was elected, eventually becoming communications director. Her return will come as his re-election campaign intensifies and as his advisers say the superstitious president has talked about recreating some aspects of that first race.
Ms. Hicks’s title when she left belied her influence with Mr. Trump, who felt more personal comfort with her than with almost any other adviser. But on her return, she will report to Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and senior adviser, and work with the White House political director, Brian Jack. Her title will be “counselor to the president.”
A senior administration official said that Ms. Hicks would work on projects that Mr. Kushner oversees, including the re-election campaign. She will not rejoin the communications office.
“There is no one more devoted to implementing President Trump’s agenda than Hope Hicks,” Mr. Kushner said in a statement. “We are excited to have her back on the team.”
I have heard a lot of talking throughout the day from pundits providing their theories for why Hicks is back in the fold, but I think the reason is fairly obvious.
When Hicks left the White House there were still a number of people surrounding Trump who could help rein him in, now there is virtually no one.
As you may remember Hope Hicks was essentially the “Trump Whisperer” and was credited with being one of the few people who could talk to him when he was in a manic state.
Well now Trump is constantly in a manic state and Jared Kushner and Ivanka realize that they cannot manage him on their own.
Bringing back Hope Hicks is a desperation play and I imagine that she will be well compensated for her efforts.
Now, let’s see if it works.
Was just told by one of my contacts that the actual reason why Hope Hicks is being brought back to the WH is due to Trump’s declining mental state.
— Andrew C Laufer, Esq (@lauferlaw) February 13, 2020
What did I tell you?