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Geraldo Scolds Media Over Hicks: 'They Cut Her Up Like Muggers'

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By    |   Thursday, 01 March 2018 11:35 AM

Geraldo Rivera blasted the media over its coverage of outgoing White House communications director Hope Hicks, saying "they cut her up like muggers."

Hicks, one of President Donald Trump's longest serving advisers, announced Wednesday she would soon leave the White House.

The Washington Post reported Hicks had been mulling the move for some time, the 29-year-old beaten down physically and emotionally by her personal life being played out in the media; she was often seen in tears at the White House.

"They cut her up like muggers," Rivera said on Fox News' "Hannity" program Wednesday night, referring to the media.

"Nobody is indispensable in the White House except for the president, with the possible exception of the chief of staff John Kelly. But Hope Hicks comes as close as they come," Rivera told host Sean Hannity.  

"She was a trusted, loyal friend. … The president could trust her. He's trusted her for three years," Rivera said. "She has been a key aide, she has been by his side but she has been whittled down, she has been worn down."

Hicks was outed by a British newspaper a month ago for dating former White House staff secretary Rob Porter, who was accused by both ex-wives of spousal abuse, something for which he eventually resigned despite denying it.

Hicks just testified before the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday, admitting that she told "white lies" on behalf of the president.

"I think the House Intelligence Committee and how they dealt with her and how they slandered her, that coming on the heels … of the Rob Porter thing," Rivera told Hannity. "She's gone through a lot, she's very young … she'll be sorely missed. I lament this. This is bad news. There's no doubt Hope Hicks will be missed.

"She was remarkable for her age. She was a steady presence. She was my lifeline to the president," Rivera said.

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