Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle said in an interview Tuesday that she’s in talks with members of the Trump administration about becoming the next White House press secretary.
This comes amidst reports that President Donald Trump is looking to overhaul his communications team following a disastrous week in which his administration failed to contain the fallout from the firing of FBI director James Comey.
Trump reportedly placed most of the blame for the controversy on press secretary Sean Spicer, who was replaced in the briefing room by his deputy Sarah Huckabee Sanders for two days last week.
Spicer returned to the briefing room Friday, but rumors that he is due to be replaced have not subsided after Trump declined to ensure his job security in an interview.
Per The Mercury News:
Guilfoyle said the idea of her taking the job or another press role in the White House has been “raised by a number of people” in the Trump administration, although she declined to go into specifics.
“I’m a patriot, and it would be an honor to serve the country,” Guilfoyle said. “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.”
What’s more, Washington Post political reporter Aaron Blake pointed out that Guilfoyle has recently had some curious Twitter activity:
It’s worth noting that Guilfoyle didn’t cite any specifics and it’s not yet clear if this story will actually lead to a new press secretary. Keep in mind, most of the time when someone speaks publicly about a job for which they are involved “in discussions,” rarely do talks actually lead to a job. But there does appear to be an increasing amount of smoke around what many see as an imminent firing of Sean Spicer.