CNN anchor Erin Burnett reported that White House Communications Director Hope Hicks quit her job after she was berated by President Donald Trump for telling Congress that she sometimes lies for Trump:
That source telling me Hicks departure was sudden. The source saying Trump berated Hicks after her testimony to Congress yesterday, you know, the nine hours in which she admitted to telling lies on behalf of the president.
According to the source, Trump asked Hicks after the testimony, how she could she be so stupid. And apparently that was the final straw for Hope Hicks.
CNN White House correspondent Jeff Zeleny told Burnett:
There’s no question that we have stood here several times over the last thirteen months and talked about a resignation or departure, this one is different. Hope Hicks was not a political expert, but she was a Donald Trump expert.
She played a major role here. So this is coming across as a major bombshell. People across the West Wing were surprised, people were crying, they were upset. In fact, when she held a meeting with the few small staffers who report to her, she was crying and upset.
(Source: CNN via YouTube)