President Trump and former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski remarked on White House communications director Hope Hicks' lack of political know-how when she was added to the team, but noted it helped that she was "good-looking," according to Lewandowski's new book.
“When we started this thing, it was you and me, and an airplane. That’s all we had,” Trump allegedly told Lewandowski after he clinched the White House, per Lewandowski's election memoir, Let Trump be Trump.
“And we had Hope,” Lewandowski said, before Trump responded that "she had about as much experience as a coffee cup.”
“But she’s good-looking,” Lewandowski said.
“That always helps,” Trump replied.
Lewandowski wrote the book, released on Tuesday, with former deputy campaign manager David Bossie.
While the authors praised the youngest White House communications director in modern political history for being "smart" and having "nearly a photographic memory," they wrote that most of their staff "didn’t know the difference between a caucus and a cactus” before joining the trail.
Hicks initially thought Trump meant he wanted her to support the Trump Organization's Doral marketing campaign when he first asked for her assistance during his highly anticipated run for office, according to the memoir, via Business Insider.
“Hope had so little knowledge of politics that when Corey told her [he] had worked for the Kochs she asked if he knew Danny Masters," Lewandowski and Bossie recollected, per People.
"He’s worked for Coke for a while,” Hicks reportedly continued, referring to the Coca-Cola company instead of conservative and libertarian megadonors Charles and David Koch.