Julia Hahn

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Julia Hahn
Born (1991-04-01) April 1, 1991 (age 28)[1]
Alma materUniversity of Chicago, A.B.
OccupationJournalist and Special Assistant to President Donald Trump

Julia Aviva Hahn (born April 1, 1991) is an American writer and Special Assistant to President Donald Trump. She began her career working as an editor for Breitbart News. Since January 2017, Hahn has been Special Assistant to President Donald Trump.[2]

Early life[edit]

Hahn was born to a Jewish family,[3][4][5] and grew up in Beverly Hills. She attended Harvard-Westlake School in Los Angeles.[6] Her grandfather Harold Honickman, the chairman of a soft-drink bottling company, had a net worth that in 2002 was estimated at $850 million,[7] the 277th wealthiest person in America, according to the Forbes 400.[8]

She attended the University of Chicago, studying philosophy.[2] While a student, she also studied in Paris.[9] Hahn's senior thesis at the University of Chicago was on "issues at the intersection of psychoanalysis and post-Foucauldian philosophical inquiry".[9]


After graduating at the University of Chicago, she worked as a producer for The Laura Ingraham Show, which would spark her political evolution to the right.[6] She left to serve as press secretary for Virginia Congressman Dave Brat.[2] She is also a friend of Ann Coulter, who says of Hahn: "I want her to be president as soon as she's old enough."[10]

Hahn worked at Breitbart since 2015 as a writer and editor until she followed Steve Bannon to the White House.[11] She remained in the White House after Bannon's departure and worked in a communications position.[12]

According to The New York Times, on entering the White House at age 25, Hahn's financial disclosure forms indicate she had some $1.5 million in stocks including investments in Pepsico and the State of Israel,[13] as well as a Custodial Bank Account for minors containing between $500,000–$1 million.[14]

Ahead of the United States federal government shutdown of 2018–2019, the Daily Beast says that Julia Hahn "blasted out an email to surrogates and allies that compiled roughly a dozen quotes from President Trump on “border security,” which included Trump commenting on the great “enthusiasm” that the issue of the wall and immigration crackdown fuel in the Republican Party".[15]


  1. ^ Maass, Peter (7 May 2017). "Birth of A Radical:". The Intercept. Retrieved 17 August 2017. Hahn, who was born on April Fools' Day in 1991
  2. ^ a b c Costa, Robert (January 23, 2017). "Trump's latest hire alarms allies of Ryan — and bolsters Bannon". The Washington Post.
  3. ^ What’s a Nice Jewish Girl Like Julia Hahn Doing in Steve Bannon’s White House? February 6, 2017, By Phoebe Maltz Bovy, Jewish Daily Forward
  4. ^ Julia Hahn, Jewish Breitbart Reporter, Tapped for White House Post Under Steve Bannon January 23, 2017. Dave Goldiner, Jewish Daily Forward
  5. ^ Who Is Julia Hahn? 7 Things to Know About Steve Bannon's Protégée Who Now Works in the White House. Helin Jung, April 5, 2017, Cosmopolitan
  6. ^ a b Terris, Ben (March 30, 2017). "Who is Julia Hahn? The Unlikely Rise of Steve Bannon's Right-Hand Woman — a 'Mild-Mannered' 25-Year-Old". National Post.
  7. ^ Birth of a Radical Peter Maass, May 7, 2017, The Intercept
  8. ^ #277, Honickman, Harold Forbes 400, 2002
  9. ^ a b Becoming Steve Bannon's Bannon. Andrew Marantz, The New Yorker, February 13, 2017.
  10. ^ Who is Julia Hahn? The unlikely rise of Steve Bannon’s right-hand woman, By Ben Terris, March 29, 2017
  11. ^ Isenstadt, Alex (January 22, 2017). "Breitbart writer expected to join White House staff". Politico.
  12. ^ Markay, Lachlan; Suebsaeng, Asawin (November 6, 2017). "Bannon Protégée Gets a New Job in the White House—and It's Not Going Well". The Daily Beast. Retrieved January 13, 2018.
  13. ^ [https://www.politico.com/f/?id=0000015b-26da-d4bd-a5df-bedbcfad0001 Executive Branch Personnel Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 278e]
  14. ^ Who’s Worth What at the White House: The Financial DisclosuresThe New York Times, March 31, 2017
  15. ^ Trump Plan to Win the Shutdown: A Noun, a Verb, and ‘Caravan’ Sam Stein, Asawin Suebsaeng, 12.21.18