Hope Hicks made her first appearance on Thursday after completing her 14-day quarantine due to COVID-19. Reports noted, though, that it remains unclear when she officially returned to her work as Donald Trump's senior counselor.
But, Thursday marks the end of her two-week quarantine after testing positive for coronavirus. She traveled with the U.S. President and flew out of Washington D.C. for a two-day trip to North Carolina and Florida.
The Daily Mail released a few photos showing Hicks and other personalities from Trump's camp. She was not wearing a mask despite her experiences with the deadly virus.
The same is also said to be true for the rest of Trump's company during the take-off from the South Lawn and Joint Base Andrews. Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, who tested positive for the same virus, was, also, on the trip.
Hope Hicks tested positive for COVID-19 on October 1. Many seemingly considered her as "patient zero" as many officials from Donald Trump's camp tested positive, as well, after publicizing her infection. These include the U.S. President and the First Lady, Melania Trump.
Reports recalled that she started feeling unwell a day before testing positive. During that time, she was with Trump in Minnesota, where they, reportedly, held a rally for the American leader.
Hicks and the rest of the camp received criticisms from the public after they publicized the status of her condition. But, things went further down south when the First Couple announced their positive test results the day after.
The same publication said that the public's rage, then, grew more after White House officials allegedly tried to keep Hope Hicks' COVID-19 diagnosis as a secret. But, several news outlets broke the news of the diagnosis, particularly a reporter from Bloomberg, and Donald Trump eventually confirmed it on social media.
While the talks about her being the "patient zero" have continued to develop, many individuals consider the fact that she was not at the Rose Garden on September 26. She was not present when the U.S. President announced his nominee for the Supreme Court Justice, an event which has since received the name "super-spreader." Over 13 people who were in attendance contracted the virus, later on, including the First Couple.
Sources described Hope Hicks as one of the most important people in Donald Trump's circle, according to the Washington Post. She, reportedly, understands the U.S. President's language that no one else in the world speaks, and that is how "useful" she is to Trump.