Report: Trump Scouting Cable News for Next Press Secretary
This week, the White House announced that Press Secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders would be leaving the White House by the end of June. She could be tough for the Trump administration to replace. While her run at the podium was sometimes controversial, she was a stalwart defender of the President and his decisions.
It’s no secret that Donald Trump is a fan of Cable News and specifically Fox News. He often gives the channel special access like the exclusive interview that took place on Fox and Friends today. According to Yahoo News, Trump could pluck his next Press Secretary from the cable news universe.
Trump does have internal candidates like Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley, but according to the report he would prefer to have a woman in the role. A source told Yahoo, “Trump likes the “imagery” of a female press secretary—making it unlikely that Deputy Secretary Hogan Gidley or former Treasury spokesman Tony Sayegh would get the post.”
The source also described exactly what kind of candidate Trump would be looking for. “What Trump ultimately wants as the press secretary is someone who’s going to be a loyalist and an attack dog to go out there and defend him,” the official continued.
Among the potential candidates named were Kerri Kupec, Katie Pavlich and Heather Nauert. Whoever the President ultimately chooses, they might not have to get to work right away. Before the announcement of her resignation, Sanders had gone a record 94 days without taking questions from the press.