Why Hope Hicks resigning matters

“I cannot over-state how important Hope is to keeping this thing together,” one West Wing official said. “She really is one of the only people who has the President’s trust and respect.” In a building riven with suspicion and infighting, presided over by an unpredictable, some would say irrational, boss, a key pillar of support is leaving…

“She’s the Trump whisperer. When I need the President to take something seriously, I ask Hope to bring it up,” a second White House official said. “The President listens if she brings it up. He knows she doesn’t waste his time.”