I Can’t Stop Looking at These Photos of Donald Trump Bidding Hope Hicks Farewell

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“That’s Hope Hicks.” Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

Soon, Hope Hicks will join the long list of people who have left the Trump administration behind them. But unlike others — who were reportedly physically removed from the premises or, say, found out they were fired while they were on the toilet — Hicks received a warm good-bye from the president. The outgoing White House communications director was one of Trump’s most trusted confidantes, so it’s only fitting that he bid her an over-the-top good-bye as he headed out to board Marine One for a trip to Ohio. It took place in front of the White House — and, crucially, in front of a bunch of cameras.

Here’s the classic and natural “point directly at the person you’re saying bye to” gesture we all know and love:

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A handshake and a cheek kiss:

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And a dramatic pivot to her new life, a.k.a. her parents’ house in Greenwich, Connecticut.

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I Can’t Stop Looking at These Photos of Trump and Hope Hicks