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story.lead_photo.caption Hogan Gidley speaks at the Clinton School of Public Service in Little Rock in 2013. (Photo by Jacob Slaton)

President Donald Trump apparently is pleased with the work of Hogan Gidley, his deputy press secretary and a former Arkansas TV newsman who grew up in El Dorado.

Gidley, who worked on former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee's 2016 presidential campaign, joined the White House staff in October.

Earlier this month, Trump announced that Gidley would serve as "Special Assistant to the President" and deputy press secretary.

In a brief interview at the White House last month, Gidley said the job is "more" than he anticipated. "So much more difficult. So much more rewarding. So much more fun. It is so humbling to walk in these doors every day," he said.

Gidley works closely with press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Huckabee's daughter and the manager of his 2016 campaign.

He has also appeared frequently on Fox News, CNN and elsewhere.

At the White House, the hours are long and the pace is fast. He typically arrives at 7 a.m. and stays until 8 p.m.

"Most days are lightning quick from the moment you walk in the door until the moment you leave," he said.

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  • WGT
    February 18, 2018 at 7:50 a.m.

    What a waste of talent. Sad.

  • BoudinMan
    February 18, 2018 at 9:20 a.m.

    This guy could a doppelganger to Ralph Reed. And, just as repulsive. Nothing to be proud of here.

  • Wingers
    February 18, 2018 at 10:47 a.m.

    Boudin man and WGT

    Get over it!! If the kid wants to do the gig let him do it without your negativity. You may not think much of his boss but that opportunity doesn’t fall off the trees you two boneheads can’t see through.

    Lighten up dudes!

  • obbie
    February 18, 2018 at 1:02 p.m.

    Let's see if our homeboy can do the job.

  • ObieOne
    February 18, 2018 at 1:09 p.m.

    RBear is the Yoda of Earth. He has all the answers and they are simpler than falling off a log backward. He states “Yet we fight to retain access and ownership to weapons that have proven to be harmful to our society.” LIBERALS Murdered 926,200 innocent Babies in 2014 But...that’s Ok. The 2nd Amendment was Not created for Hunting Deer and Buffalo as you imply, which doesn’t need an “assault” weapon... it was written to Protect the Citizens of the United States from Government Tyranny taken over by a Dictator like Hillary Clinton using the FBI CIA and NSA to keep the poor masses in check.
    NOTE: Guns do NOT Kill people! Bad parents breed evil offspring, without consequences for bad behavior and THEY use the Gun to Murder, or a Knife, a Truck, a Bomb, a Hammer, Antifreeze, shall I go on?

  • TimberTopper
    February 18, 2018 at 3:31 p.m.

    DavidWB, another Russian Troll, stating what his Russian Bot Masters want said. WTG!

  • jubug
    February 18, 2018 at 8:17 p.m.

    Another sad reflection of an Arkansas person willing to work for trump thus endorsing his insane self serving behavior. Probably not a good way to advance ones career! Get your stupid blinders off

  • carpenterretired
    February 18, 2018 at 8:58 p.m.

    Well when H L Mencken was criticized for making fun of Arkansas he replied " I did not make Arkansas the butt of ridicule God did" both Sarah and Hogan seem to validate Mencken.

  • ARMNAR
    February 18, 2018 at 9:40 p.m.

    Imagine how much more it'll mean when he gets to work for a REAL president!

  • tweedyboy57
    February 19, 2018 at 12:01 p.m.

    I guess if you get off on working for a Treasonous Liar, with Liars, its your dream job. How much evidence do people need to see that DJT is an "empty vessel" and his "time in the barrel" will be the sweetest revenge for American JUSTICE. You can talk about Liberals killing babies via Roe vs Wade but the Republicans prefer to bring the babies into this world into unwanted situations and then do absolutely zero FOR the BABIES including getting them shot up in schools or the military - if they make it that long. The Lying Prostitute Bribing Russia Loving Draft Dodger Don doesnt deserve, or have my respect.

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