- President Donald Trump once berated Hope Hicks for forgetting a machine she used to steam his clothes.
- Hicks would steam Trump’s suit and pants as he wore them.
President Donald Trump once berated Hope Hicks, now the White House communications director, during the 2016 campaign for forgetting a machine she used to steam his pants while he wore them, according to a new tell-all book on the election run written by two of Trump’s former top campaign aides.
In “Let Trump Be Trump,” which was provided in advance of its release date to The Washington Post, former top Trump campaign aides Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie wrote that one of Hicks’ jobs in the campaign, in addition to her role as press secretary, was to make sure Trump’s suits were properly pressed when they flew on his private plane.
Hicks would use a steamer to press his jacket and pants while he wore them, the authors wrote.
“‘Get the machine!'” Trump would yell, according to the authors. “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.”
But one day, Hicks forgot the steamer, and Trump was livid.
“God d—-t, Hope!” Trump exclaimed. “How the hell could you forget the machine?”
The authors wrote, “It was a mistake she would never make again.”
Lewandowski additionally described Hicks, an aide who has been with Trump since the launch of his campaign in 2015, as “smart and private, with a nearly photographic memory.”
He added that Hicks was taken aback by Trump’s offer to join the campaign, which she mistook as an offer to work at on a public relations campaign for one of his golf clubs.
When she was first asked to be press secretary, the authors wrote that she responded, “Which one? The Doral marketing campaign?”
“No, my presidential campaign!” Trump responded. “I’m running for president.”