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    The Strange Rise of Trump’s Powerful Press Secretary

    She’s tripping the light Trump-tastic. Early last year, Hope Hicks was five years out of college without an ounce of political experience when Donald Trump announced to a few staffers, “We’re going to Iowa.” From then on, the former model and Ivanka Trump PR assistant has served as press secretary for a rollicking bare-bones campaign, and reputed to be the ruthless gatekeeper for a swarming, hostile press. In 17 months, Hicks became the billionaire’s 27-year-old wing woman — and she’s working overtime to refine the presidential wannabe’s image.

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