A Fox News host could soon be replacing embattled White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer.
Kimberly Guilfoyle, speaking to San Francisco area news outlets, “declined to go into specifics,” but said that her possibly taking on the role of White House press secretary has been suggested by a number of apparently influential people in the Trump administration. President Trump has apparently himself expressed positive feelings towards the idea of Guilfoyle taking the job.
Speaking recently about the possibility that she takes on a White House role, she said:
‘I think I have a very good relationship with the president. I think I enjoy a very straightforward and authentic, very genuine relationship, one that’s built on trust and integrity, and I think that’s imperative for success in that position.’
Guilfoyle has apparently known the Trumps for over a decade.
For now, even though the Fox news host expressed a willingness to take the job if offered it, former RNC official Sean Spicer remains in the position. A spokesperson for the White House declined to comment on the speculation surrounding the widely lampooned figure’s departure from his job.
Guilfoyle could, feasibly, bring a markedly different persona to the office of the White House Press Secretary, with her background in broadcast television likely contrasting notably with Spicer’s notoriously short temper. She was apparently considered for the position during the presidential transition period.