White House press secretary Sean Spicer may be on his way out of a job, and a FOX News host has been discussing the possibility of taking his place. Donald Trump considered her in the original rounds of job interviews, even inviting her to Trump Tower.
Kimberly Guilfoyle was a San Francisco and Los Angeles prosecutor before moving to New York to work in television. She is a co-host on Fox News’ The Five.
After the final round of interviews with Donald Trump, she lost out to Spicer, who worked as the spokesman for the Republican National Committee under Reince Priebus.
If Trump offered her the job, Guilfoyle could expect a huge pay cut and she would have to move to Washington, D.C. But she told Mercury News that she would not mind:
‘I’ve never been someone who’s motivated by financial interests. I really don’t think of that in terms of any obstacle — if you’re passionate about it and you feel like you have a calling for anything in life.’
Guilfoyle said working at the White House would mean “being on message, being very well prepared…making sure that everybody’s on the same page.” The former prosecutor told Mercury News she thought that working as press secretary would be a “fascinating job:”
‘I’m a patriot, and it would be an honor to serve the country. 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.’
How would she handle working for Donald Trump, though? She responded to the Mercury News:
‘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. You’ve got to insist on getting in front of POTUS, talk to him, and have like five, six minutes with him
before you go out there and take the podium, and otherwise you’re driving blind.’
Guilfoyle sounds pretty certain about taking Spicer’s job, but she spoke highly of him:
‘Sean Spicer is a very nice man and a patriot; he’s dedicated himself to this public service.
‘Very tough position he’s in — I wish him the best, and I know he puts a lot of effort into it.’
Check out this video of Guilfoyle talking about immigration under Trump on Fox News:
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H/T: Mercury News