Fox News' Guilfoyle up for White House press secretary job


Press Secretary Sean Spicer had a tense exchange with Hallie Jackson on Monday, after the NBC reporter asked him to clarify President Trump's recent tweet about how he has "tapes" of his conversations to James Comey.

Guilfoyle is now a co-host of Fox News' "The Five", which was recently moved to the network's primetime lineup after Bill O'Reilly's departure.

Spicer doesn't know Trump is planning to fire him and Guilfoyle was supposed to keep it confidential. "I think his staff has worked very hard to do good jobs, but they have a boss who is inconsistent from hour to hour and it's hard to be successful when you're working for someone like that". "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".

Guilfoyle had been in the running for the job after the presidential election, but lost out to Spicer, the former spokesman for the Republican National Committee.

NY [U.S.], May 14: United States President Donald Trump has denied allegations of any type of collusion between his campaign officials and Russian operatives.

If Guilfoyle takes the job, she would leave her current gig as a co-host of Fox News' "The Five".

But it's doing something far more complicated and important to democracy: It is communicating through razor-sharp satire the way the White House press room has become the mouth of a river of disinformation, obfuscation and lies spewing from the White House. She says she believes she's that person.

The absence of anyone from Trump's administration on the shows' planned lineups was reportedly in spite of producers desperately trying to find someone to feature-with one show reporting White House spokespeople had simply been unreachable in the lead up to Sunday.

The sketch opens with Sanders filling in for Spicer, who "went missing" last week following the abrupt firing of FBI Director James Comey. She tells the Merc, "Life is exciting and it's about different chapters in your life, so I'm excited about the future".