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A television news junkie of the highest order, Pres.-elect Donald Trump is reportedly considering adding another TV newser to his administration: Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle.
While Republican National Committee chief strategist Sean Spicer has long been considered the favorite to earn the role of White House Press Secretary,Guilfoyle’s name has surfaced, been pushed aside and now resurfaced as a serious candidate, according to Politico story.
Trump’s chief strategist Steve Bannon reportedly brought up Guilfoyle’s name again earlier this week:
Sources say Bannon made the case for Guilfoyle to Trump on Monday night at Mar-a-Lago, his Palm Beach resort where he is spending the holidays. Following the meeting, Guilfoyle was told to remain on standby to come down to Florida for a meeting with Trump this week. Last week, Guilfoyle had a lunch meeting at Trump Tower where she met with senior transition staffers. The meeting was followed by a call at the end of the week with Bannon and senior Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway.
A source told Politico that Guilfoyle, a co-host of The Five and longtime contributor to a number of Fox News programs, including next weekend’s New Years Eve special, would probably not take the position if it is part-time.
Guilfoyle continues to appear on The Five. Fox terminated its contributor contract with Monica Crowley after it was announced she had been appointed to be strategic communications director for the National Security Council. It did the same with KT McFarland when she was selected as deputy national security adviser. Both Crowley and McFarland were allowed to appear on the network while interviewing for the positions.