Hope Hicks Leads #WhiteLiesMatter Movement to Protect WH Secrets


White House Communications Director Hope Hicks, after testifying in a closed-door hearing of the House Intelligence Committee, said she’s launching a movement called #WhiteLiesMatter to protect President Trump’s ability to lie on behalf of the American people.

“No one should be telling this President and this White House what they can and cannot say to forward the agenda of the American people,” she said.

Hicks accused Democratic members of the House Intelligence Committee of repeatedly challenging her about what’s true and what’s not after she admitted she tells white lies on behalf of the President. “Democrats want to tell the President and his White House what to say,” she said in a tweet last night. “We must not let them. #WhiteLiesMatter.”

Jason Bellevue, a political science professor at the University of Maryland who is working on a book about presidential communication, says the White House is wrong to say they lie. “How do we know they’re not lying about that?” he said. “They’re opening up Pandora’s box here.”

Questions about the administration’s lying are arising in the media. “Is the nuclear button on the president’s desk a white lie or is it really there and is it really bigger than the button on the desk of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un?” Jake Tapper asked White House Advisor Kellyanne Conway last night on CNN. “How are we to know what’s a white lie, what’s another kind of lie, and what’s not a lie?”

Conway said the controversy over the #WhiteLiesMatter movement is an effort to direct the conversation away from the ways the Trump Administration is making the lives of Americans better. “Why doesn’t the media want to talk about the wins?” Conway said. “I know the wins don’t fit the narrative the media wants to peddle, but the truth of the matter is, Americans are finally winning again.”

“Is that true or is that a lie?” Tapper asked.

In a tweet this morning, President Trump said “millions of Americans are joining #WhiteLiesMatter. It’s the biggest movement ever, bigger than the other movements, and exposes the FAKE NEWS. White lies and not the same as other lies. They’re lies in the service of TRUTH. Americans get the difference. Too bad media doesn’t!”

As of 10:10 p.m., Eastern time, Tuesday night, Hope Hick’s #WhiteLiesMatter tweet had 169 likes and 40 people talking about it.

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