Fox News' Guilfoyle up for White House press secretary job

Posted May 20, 2017

To others, he said he would have to get back to them once he had the full details. He's viewed even senior advisers suspiciously, including Bannon and Priebus, when stories about internal White House drama land in the press.

On this week's show, he said, the cast made light of Trump's interview with Lester Holt, his lawyers' admission that he has no business dealings with Russian Federation "with a few exceptions" and Sean Spicer's combative press briefings.

After Trump made a decision to fire Comey, he was told by aides that Democrats would likely react positively to the news, given the role many believe Comey played in Hillary Clinton's defeat previous year.

The move would come amid a whirlwind 10 days that saw Trump fire the Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey, reportedly share classified intelligence with Russian officials who visited the White House, and now faces the prospect of widely respected special prosecutor, former Federal Bureau of Investigation director Robert Mueller, investigating possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.

Trump asserted that his communications department couldn't keep up with him because he was "moving so quickly". He increasingly sees himself as the White House's only effective spokesperson, according to multiple people who have spoken with him.

In reality, the president hasn't made it clear what his position is.

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The president represented himself in an interview with Jeanine Pirro that aired on Fox News on Saturday evening, in one of the few shows to secure any comment from the White House over the weekend about the previous week's events.

The New York Times reported on Friday Guilfoyle has caught the eye of Trump as a potential replacement for Sean Spicer, the current press secretary.

Mr Spicer was replaced by Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders last week - a massively critical week which saw the White House subject to heavy scrutiny over the sacking of Mr Comey.

"If they get it just a little wrong, they don't mean to", Trump continued.

But the blowback from Comey's firing left the White House reeling once again. He emerged several minutes later to take questions from the reporters standing between him and his office.