US President Donald Trump and Hope Hicks, both of whom have tested positive for Covid-19, in a March 2018 file photo
US President Donald Trump and Hope Hicks, both of whom have tested positive for Covid-19, in a March 2018 file photo AFP / Mandel NGAN


  • Hicks fumed that Trump's actions on Jan. 6 destroyed their reputation
  • Hicks' and Radford's text exchange happened as the violence unfolded at the Capitol
  • The text exchange was revealed in the House Select Committee's final report on Jan. 6 insurrection

A text exchange between ex-White House aides showed they were mad at former President Donald Trump's actions that led to the Capitol riot on Jan. 6, 2021.

The House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection recently released documents that included a text exchange between Ivanka Trump's former chief of staff Julie Radford and ex-White House aide Hope Hicks. In the messages, Hicks fumed that Trump's actions would destroy their reputation and make them unemployable.

"In one day he ended every future opportunity that doesn't include speaking engagements at the local Proud Boys chapter. And all of us that didn't have jobs lined up will be perpetually unemployed. I'm so mad and upset. We all look like domestic terrorists now," Hicks wrote to Radford on Jan. 6 as the violence at the Capitol unfolded, according to the House Select Committee's final report.

"This made us all unemployable. Like untouchable. God I'm so f***ing mad," Hicks added.

"Oh yes I've been crying for an hour," Radford replied.

The text messages between Hicks and Radford were one of the many documents obtained and released by the House committee throughout the course of its investigation.

The committee also released testimony from Dan Scavino, Trump's former deputy chief of staff and social media director, where he claimed the ex-president "does do his own tweets." This was in line with Trump's infamous "will be wild" tweet on Dec. 19 that the panel said fueled the violence on Jan. 6.

The documents also showed Republican National Committee Chair (RNC) Ronna McDaniel testifying that Trump called her about Mike Pence on Jan. 1, 2021, and conveyed to her that "in one way or another that, you know, the Vice President had the authority to – I don't know the correct legal term, but he had the authority to not accept the electors."

The U.S. House Committee's report also said that Trump drafted a memo calling for staff members who did not believe the 2020 election to be rigged to be fired from their position. The memo, which was revealed during the committee's interview of White House Counsel Pasquale Anthony "Pat" Cipollone, was never sent out.

Capitol Riot
Jessica Marie Watkins, second from left, and Donovan Ray Crowl, center, march down the east front steps of the Capitol with the Oath Keepers on Jan. 6, 2021. Jim Bourg/Reuters