There have been more than whispers that the President is getting ready to make some major shifts inside his administration especially in the press office. Numerous reports have surfaced that Sean Spicer may be out and USA Today reports:
Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle told the San Jose Mercury News that she was in talks with the Trump administration about taking a job in the White House’s press operations – potentially as press secretary.
Guilfoyle said “a number of people” have brought up the idea of her taking the job as President Trump’s chief spokeswoman or another role.
“I’m a patriot, and it would be an honor to serve the country,” she told the Mercury News. “I think it’d be a fascinating job, it’s a challenging job, and you need someone really determined and focused, a great communicator in there with deep knowledge to be able to handle that position.”
The cohost of Fox’s The Five was once in the running to be press secretary and has been a strident defender of the president. Last week, after news broke that Trump had fired FBI Director James Comey, Guilfoyle called it “another historic day.”
“He did something here that was bold, that was decisive,” she said on Fox’s Lou Dobbs Tonight. “It was an excellent leadership decision.”
Guilfoyle, the ex-wife of California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, has been with Fox News since 2006. Prior to that, she worked on Court TV and was a legal analyst on Anderson Cooper 360. She was also a prosecutor in San Francisco and Los Angeles. She and Newsom were married for a little more than four years; during that time, Newsom was elected mayor of San Francisco.
Additionally, those on the right are urging the President to make remarkable changes to deal with leaks. On Fox News Monday night Sean Hannity called for an end to daily press briefings. The Hill reports:
Hannity accused reporters of seeking publicity for themselves through public combat with the White House.
He said the White House should strike back by having reporters submit questions in writing, “giving the White House time to respond with clarity and specificity.” Following that, Spicer or deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders could then take a handful of questions from reporters on prearranged topics, Hannity said.
“If the White House follows this plan, I think the destroy-Trump propaganda media will have a much harder time misrepresenting the Trump administration positions and you, the American people, will be better served,” he said.
What do you think about the possible new pick for Press Secretary? Do you think the White House should end daily press conferences?