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Tue Jun 2, 2020, 01:19 PM

Hope Hicks was behind Trump photo-op stunt that led to peaceful protesters being teargassed: report

June 2, 2020

By Tom Boggioni

According to reports from both the New York Times and the Daily Mail, Hope Hicks, who now serves as counselor to the president, was the brains behind having Donald Trump leisurely stroll from the White House over to St. John’s church for a photo-op that has turned into a public relations disaster for the administration.

That photo-op, where the president held up a Bible in front of the fire-damaged church, has been roundly criticized after the cable networks ran split screens of peaceful protesters being chased off by law enforcement officials who marched on them while blanketing the area with tear gas.

The reports state that Hicks, who once served as the White House Communications Director before leaving to work for the Fox Corporation before returning, came up with the publicity stunt that televised on national TV.

According to the Daily Mail, “Longtime Donald Trump aide Hope Hicks has been identified as having helped hatch the plan to have the president walk across the street from the White House to pose in front of St. John’s church – staged event that police and National Guard forces facilitated by using tear gas and rubber bullets to clear away peaceful protesters,” with the report adding, “As a PR move it may have backfired, after global and national media broadcast images of sheild-bearing and mounted police using force to clear Lafayette Park, an area whose use as a forum for demonstrations and speech has long been protected.

https://www.rawstory.com/2020/06/hope-hicks-was-behind-trump-photo-op-stunt-that-led-to-peaceful-protesters-being-teargassed-reports/

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Reply Hope Hicks was behind Trump photo-op stunt that led to peaceful protesters being teargassed: report (Original post)
catbyte Jun 2 OP
Iliyah Jun 2 #1
RandySF Jun 2 #2
Eliot Rosewater Jun 2 #5
MuseRider Jun 2 #11
gratuitous Jun 2 #3
Raster Jun 2 #6
gratuitous Jun 2 #8
Raster Jun 2 #20
GoCubsGo Jun 2 #14
Celerity Jun 2 #16
Walleye Jun 2 #4
BComplex Jun 2 #7
Walleye Jun 2 #10
IowaGuy Jun 2 #9
BComplex Jun 2 #12
no_hypocrisy Jun 2 #13
kacekwl Jun 2 #15
CentralMass Jun 2 #17
demmiblue Jun 2 #18
global1 Jun 2 #19
GopherGal Jun 2 #30
louis-t Jun 2 #21
musette_sf Jun 2 #22
Ford_Prefect Jun 2 #23
Cha Jun 2 #24
muriel_volestrangler Jun 2 #25
Skittles Jun 2 #26
peggysue2 Jun 2 #27
crickets Jun 2 #28
tanyev Jun 2 #29

Response to catbyte (Original post)

Tue Jun 2, 2020, 01:20 PM

1. Blaming again . . .

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Tue Jun 2, 2020, 01:20 PM

2. Hope, meet bus.

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Response to RandySF (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 2, 2020, 01:29 PM

5. His followers are good with this...they will be also good if somehow the traitor can

order the military to slaughter us.

While the odds are long on that actually happened, the POINT is his 45 million followers/sycophants would NOT oppose it.

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Response to RandySF (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 2, 2020, 01:41 PM

11. Oh no, she is too pretty

and seems to slavishly act like he is who HE thinks he is. It will take a lot more than this to get her out again. This, of course, is my own very uninformed thought but I know men like this and....she is pretty and seems to be able to finish he sentences for him and my god who else can do that? JMO

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Tue Jun 2, 2020, 01:22 PM

3. Hicks knows what gets Donny off

Tough talk and empty gestures are the best tools they have left in the box.

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 2, 2020, 01:33 PM

6. Hope Hicks* is the Ivanka* he can publicly fondle.

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Response to Raster (Reply #6)

Tue Jun 2, 2020, 01:36 PM

8. Oh you caught the subtext

Not as sneaky as I thought I was (and it wasn't very sneaky at all).

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #8)

Tue Jun 2, 2020, 03:01 PM

20. Yes, indeedy!

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 2, 2020, 01:49 PM

14. Yep.

Gassing innocent citizens is her idea of foreplay.

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 2, 2020, 01:52 PM

16. Hope It's Not a Tugjob Hicks

Hicks knows what gets Donny off




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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Tue Jun 2, 2020, 01:26 PM

4. All of trump's advisors are amateurs

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Response to Walleye (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 2, 2020, 01:34 PM

7. Amateurs...with serious, untreated mental health issues. eom

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Response to BComplex (Reply #7)

Tue Jun 2, 2020, 01:40 PM

10. Agree. All of them.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Tue Jun 2, 2020, 01:38 PM

9. This says it all....

"Hope Hicks, who now serves as counselor to the president, was the brains behind having Donald Trump...."

A relative child, who has no qualifications whatsoever in anything is directing what the Whitehouse is gleefully celebrating; a clumsily contrived photo-op that is backfiring in their face spectacularly. How do people this stupid maintain the necessary brain wave activity to maintain respiration?

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Response to IowaGuy (Reply #9)

Tue Jun 2, 2020, 01:46 PM

12. For her, it's not so much brains that attracts trump. And she knows this.

She kinda looks like a brunette Ivanka, and trump has always had the hots for his little girl.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Tue Jun 2, 2020, 01:47 PM

13. Hey Hopey! Nopey!

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Tue Jun 2, 2020, 01:49 PM

15. Stick to

steaming pants Hope.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Tue Jun 2, 2020, 01:56 PM

17. It sounds like Hope got thrown under the bus.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Tue Jun 2, 2020, 02:11 PM

18. Good lawd. n/t

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Tue Jun 2, 2020, 02:11 PM

19. Seeing The Unflattering Press He Was Getting From This Photo Op He Had To....

find someone to blame for it. Hope Hicks drew the short straw today.

We all know that this was a staged and choreographed stunt that was thought up by Trump himself. It flopped. Hicks is taking the blame. I wonder if she really is happy she's back at the WH?

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Response to global1 (Reply #19)

Tue Jun 2, 2020, 07:56 PM

30. I've wondered that, too.

The narcissist's Golden Child without the Incest Taboo takes off for the job in California but finds the grasses aren't so green in post-Weinstein Hollywood for marginally-qualified pants-steamers with six-figure salaries. She's taken back into the fold, but perhaps the petulant man-child who values loyalty above all else is no longer quite so inclined to spare her the scape-goating to which he subjects all this other sycophantic toadies.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Tue Jun 2, 2020, 04:12 PM

21. She'll be fired by next week.

"may have backfired"?

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Tue Jun 2, 2020, 04:15 PM

22. "who now serves as counselor to the president"

On first quick read I thought it said "courtesan". More accurate that way.

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Response to musette_sf (Reply #22)

Tue Jun 2, 2020, 04:27 PM

23. Actually, isn't she more of an entertainments and distractions director???

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Tue Jun 2, 2020, 04:31 PM

24. Hicks & BLOTUS BLEW IT.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Tue Jun 2, 2020, 04:32 PM

25. She's found her metier: reincarnation of Leni Riefenstahl (nt)

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Tue Jun 2, 2020, 04:34 PM

26. I am trying to imagine

a scenario where ANYONE presented this as an idea and was not LAUGHED OUT OF THE ROOM

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Tue Jun 2, 2020, 04:37 PM

27. More finger-pointing

Because Trump and his groupies never take accountability for anything. Regardless of who suggested the stunt, Trump enacted the script like a reality TV goon.

It's on him. All of it.

Never forget, never forgive!

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Tue Jun 2, 2020, 04:42 PM

28. Welcome to today's episode of "Who's under the Bus?" starring... Hope Hicks!

trump can't take responsibility for anything at all. Sad.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Tue Jun 2, 2020, 05:00 PM

29. Better just stick to your duties as an emotional support hottie, Hope.

You weren’t hired for your ideas.

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