Hope Hicks dines with Manhattan power broker
Hope Hicks has been spotted on a lunch date with Manhattan power broker Aryeh Bourkoff — the man once linked to the creation of an alleged Trump TV network.
The 29-year-old former White House communications director was seen dining with Bourkoff, 45, founder of boutique investment bank LionTree, Tuesday at hot spot Avra Madison on the Upper East Side.
We reported last month that Hicks is back in the Big Apple after lying low at her parents’ Greenwich, Conn., home.
She exited the White House in February and is mulling her next move.
The pair looked pally as Bourkoff showed Hicks a video clip on his phone.
A source told us: “Aryeh is incredibly successful and well-connected, and has been generous offering career advice to a wide range of people.”
In 2016, just a month before Trump won the election, the Financial Times reported that son-in-law Jared Kushner had informally approached Bourkoff about launching a TV network if Trump failed to win.
Hicks, then the spokeswoman for the Trump campaign, had already denied that Trump was considering a media move.
It was reported that Bourkoff advised Kushner when he tried to buy the LA Dodgers six years ago.
Hicks is still close with Kushner and Ivanka Trump.
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