Ivanka And Scaramucci Send Farewell Messages To 'Loved And Admired' Hope Hicks

Ivanka Trump has posted a heartfelt message to former White House communications director Hope Hicks after it was announced she would be leaving her role.

Hicks handed her resignation in on Wednesday, just one day after she sat through an eight-hour grilling from the House Intelligence Committee, making comments that reportedly angered the president.

But despite the questionable timing of Hicks announcing her departure, White House staff including Trump's eldest daughter Ivanka shared heartfelt messages to the 29-year-old, both in person and online.

"Hope Hicks is loved & admired by all who know her. It's with a heavy heart, but tremendous gratitude, that I wish her well in her next steps ," Ivanka Trump wrote on Twitter following the announcement.

Meanwhile, a report from the Washington Examiner's White House Correspondent Gabby Morrongiello on Twitter said: "White House comms staffers are gathered in @PressSec 's office now saying goodbye to Hicks. Overheard from Kellyanne Conway: "We love you!"

And White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders tweeted: "There is no one that can fill the void Hope Hicks will leave behind. She is in a league of her own and no one can replace her. Far and away one of the most talented and skilled people I've ever met and coming to work won't be the same without her. "

A number of correspondents said Hicks had been considering leaving her role for some time, despite the news coming as a shock to many inside the White House.

"I quickly realized what so many have learned about Hope—she is strategic, poised and wise beyond her years," Chief of Staff John Kelly said in a statement.

"She became a trusted adviser and counselor and did a tremendous job overseeing the communications for the president's agenda including the passage of historic tax reform. She has served her country with great distinction. To say that she will be missed, is an understatement," he added.

Hicks' predecessor Anthony Scaramucci, who held the White House communications director role for just 10 days, said in a tweet: "Hope Hicks is a world class person and is going to go on to have an unbelievable career. She did an incredible job. The best is yet to come."

It is not yet clear what Hicks plans to do next, but the BBC reported Hicks told colleagues she had decided to resign because she felt she had achieved all she could at the White House.

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