President Trump reportedly lashed out at former White House communications director Hope Hicks the day before her resignation, according to a new report.
Citing sources close to the president, CNN’s Erin Burnett reported Wednesday that Trump was angry with Hicks following her closed-door testimony to the House Intelligence Committee, in which she reportedly revealed she was sometimes required to tell “white lies” to protect Trump.
The President is said to have asked Ms. Hicks “how she could be so stupid,” Burnett reported.
“Apparently, that was the final straw for Hope Hicks,” Burnett said.
During her testimony, Hicks refused to answer questions about events that happened during the presidential transition and after Trump took office.
She also reportedly admitted that her job in the Trump administration required her to tell “white lies.” Hicks, one of Trump’s closest advisers, announced her resignation from the White House Wednesday.
Her departure comes one day after her lengthy interview with the House Intelligence panel as part of its investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
Watch CNN’s Erin Burnett report below: