Trump press secretary and SMU grad Hope Hicks apparently misattributed an Eleanor Roosevelt quote to Jimmy Buffett in her senior yearbook. The quote: “The future belongs to those who believe in the power of their dreams.” I won't judge. I have witnessed many reputable journalists fall prey to the limitless multiplication of false Mark Twain posts on the internet. See if you can tell who said the following.
By Kathy Wise
Hope Hicks graduated from SMU six years ago. Now she's Donald Trump's press secretary. How, with so little experience, she wound up in that job is a bit of a mystery. This GQ story about that mystery is worth reading, if only for the opening scene:
I wanted Hicks to help me understand just how all this had come to pass, how a person who'd never worked in politics had nonetheless become the most improbably important operative in this election. But she declined my request to talk. Instead, she arranged something more surreal: I could talk about her with Donald Trump, in front of her.I'll say this for her: she's got a great name.
By Tim Rogers
Politics & Government
First he hired SMU alum Hope Hicks. The Washington Post post described her job as "media handler, corporate aide, and the figure responsible for executing the details of the most surprising and divisive political rise in recent memory." Now comes news that he has hired Katrina Pierson, founder of the Garland Tea Party, to be his national spokesperson. When we did a Q&A with her last year, Pierson said she was thinking about starting a production company in Hollywood so that she could funnel movie profits into "the conservative side of the culture." I guess Trump pays better. As his spokesperson, Pierson will need to study this major, super-classy list of Donald Trump’s favorite words and phrases, for everyone who is not a loser.
By Tim Rogers