Trump Made Hope Hicks Steam His Pants While He Was Wearing Them

Hope Hicks’s duties reportedly included handling the pressing and steaming of Donald Trump’s pants. Carlo Allegri/REUTERS

President Donald Trump reportedly made Hope Hicks, now his communications director, steam his pants while he was still wearing them and scolded her when she forgot the wrinkle-erasing device.

Hicks, who worked as his press secretary at the time, was in charge of making sure Trump's pants and jacket were sharp when they flew on his private plane, according to excerpts in a Washington Post review of the new tell-all book by former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, Let Trump Be Trump.

According to Lewandowski, Trump would shout out for Hicks to grab the steamer, which he apparently called "the machine," and she would then get to work while his clothes were still on him.

"Get the machine!" Trump would shout, according to the book. "And Hope would take out the steamer and start steaming Mr. Trump's suit, while he was wearing it! She'd steam the jacket first and then sit in a chair in front of him and steam his pants."

Hicks, a former model who reportedly loves Trump "like a father," once faced the candidate's wrath when she left behind the key to his perfectly pressed clothes.

"God dammit, Hope!" Trump yelled. "How the hell could you forget the machine?"

"It was a mistake she would never make again," the passage says.

Along with her aptitude for steaming, Hicks is "smart and private, with a nearly photographic memory," according to Lewandowski.

Hicks has been with Trump since the launch of his bid for the White House in 2015. But when asked to work on his campaign, she mistakenly thought the president had offered to let her work on public relations for his golf club, Lewandowski revealed.

While many of Trump's top aides have departed, Hicks reportedly remains one of the president's most trusted confidantes. Her unique relationship with Trump as part of his inner circle makes her of interest to investigators probing whether his campaign colluded with Russia before the 2016 election, an allegation she has previously denied.