Trump Furious With Fox News Anchor
To paraphrase an old saying “any publicity is good publicity,” but not if it pisses off the president.
We recently wrote of Sean Spicer perhaps being on the chopping block. He’s not as deft at handling the media as maybe some first believed.
In his defense, the media has made his life a living hell. And though no president has faced the barrage of attacks by the media, the expectations by Trump are for his press secretary to handle it.
Spicer has had more than a few faux pas, and these reflect badly on the president. That’s the one thing Trump can’t handle is somebody adding to his plate.
Back to the rumors.
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A few names have been floated. But in today’s fake news environment, who can you believe?
One of the names we keep hearing who may replace Spicer is FOX News’ Kimberly Guilfoyle. However, sources say that this may be more of a Guilfoyle ploy, than a chance at being true.
Thus, according to The Blaze:
Guilfoyle told the Bay Area News Group she has been in continuous contact with the White House over the possibility of joining the communications team.
“Sean Spicer is a very nice man and a patriot; he’s dedicated himself to this public service,” Guilfoyle said. “I wish him the best, and I know he puts a lot of effort into it.”
“I’m a patriot, and it would be an honor to serve the country,” Guilfoyle added when asked about rumors about her joining the White House. “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.”
As the saying goes, “Most people never get as good as their resumes.” If what is rumored of Guilfoyle is true, however, she’s taking the rapper approach; i.e., fake it until you make it.
Who beefs up a position they are vying to get?
Notwithstanding, talks of that nature tend to be highly sensitive, and thus confidential at least in the early stages.
Still, you can’t really blame Guilfoyle for trying. So far, jumping on the Trump Train has been a marketing dream for most. Which is exactly why Trump feels a little used.
The article continues,
The Washington Examiner’s Paul Bedard said in a report on Wednesday a White House source told him Trump was “furious” over Guilfoyle’s comments.
“Trump gets angry every time he sees those stories,” the unnamed source said. “He believes that she is using him to better her own situation. He’s furious.”
Perhaps Guilfoyle feels the pressure?
She seemed to backtrack.
In a statement released on Tuesday, Guilfoyle said she enjoys her job at Fox News.
“As I stated in the interview, I really love what I do and my job co-hosting The Five is tough to beat,” Guilfoyle said in the statement.
Smart move to keep the bridge built at Fox News. After all, many changes are happening, and this could be good for Guilfoyle.
In her statement she gave a shout out to Spicer albeit indirectly:
“If you want to be successful and do communications with President Trump, you have to be someone who he actually wants to spend a little bit of time with,” she said on air. “You’ve got to insist on getting in front of the POTUS, talk to him, and have like five, six minutes with him before you go out there and take the podium. Otherwise, you’re driving blind.”
We wish Spicer luck. If he can survive this job, he can do anything in life.
The media will offer him no quarter, and that’s just what he needs to stay sharp.