Yesterday we reported that RNC spokesman Sean Spicer was on the short list to serve as President-elect Donald J. Trump’s White House Press Secretary.
We have now learned that a new name has emerged as a possible contender for the position, Fox News’ Kimberly Guilfoyle, who co-hosts the popular show The Five.
According to reports, Guilfoyle met with top Trump staffers at Trump Tower for lunch last week, but did not meet with the President-elect personally. She is expected to return to Trump Tower this week, but it is unknown if she will meet with Trump or not.
SCOOP: Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle has 3rd meeting at Trump Tower this week to talk press secretary job https://t.co/wZiJFEBWtY
— Tara Palmeri (@tarapalmeri) December 14, 2016
While Republican National Committee and Trump transition spokesman Sean Spicer is considered the front-runner for the top communications job, some are still quietly pushing for Guilfoyle, a Latina who is a former assistant district attorney in San Francisco.
Some in Trump’s inner circle have argued that Guilfoyle, who is half-Puerto Rican, would be a more sympathetic face when flacking some of Trump’s more divisive stances on immigration and pro-life issues.
“Do you want a white male representing the White House when half the country thinks the President is a misogynist?” said a Guilfoyle champion in Trump’s inner circle.
“Who do you want talking about Immigration? A Latino. When you have to make decisions about pro-life justices, do you want a man or a woman?”
Guilfoyle has a friendly relationship with Trump’s daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner, as well as Trump’s chief strategist Steve Bannon, his former deputy campaign manager, David Bossie, and his finance team adviser Anthony Scaramucci.
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Last week it was reported that Trump’s campaign manager Kellyanne Conway turned down an offer to serve as White House Press Secretary, leaving the door wide open. Other names that have been floated around for the job include conservative radio host Laura Ingraham, Fox News’ Monica Crowley, and Katrina Pearson, who served as the campaign spokesman.
Eric Bolling, who serves as one of Guilfoyle’s co-hosts on The Five has had several meetings with Trump’s transition team in recent weeks but apparently turned down a job with the administration.
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