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Fox News Host Reportedly in Talks to Join Trump Admin as Press Secretary

Kimberly Guilfoyle: 'I'm a patriot, and it would be an honor to serve the country'

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• May 16, 2017 2:19 pm

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Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle is reportedly in talks to join President Trump's White House as his press secretary, a position currently occupied by Sean Spicer.

The conversations have focused on Guilfoyle, a former first lady of San Francisco, replacing Spicer as White House spokesperson, the Mercury News reported Tuesday.

The co-host of "The Five" was originally considered to fill the post during the Trump transition, but the job ultimately went to Spicer, the former chief strategist and communications director for the Republican National Committee.

"I'm a patriot, and it would be an honor to serve the country," Guilfoyle told the Bay Area News Group in an interview Monday night. "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."

During her interview, Guilfoyle did not shy away from commenting on the difficult position Spicer has found himself in.

"Sean Spicer is a very nice man and a patriot; he's dedicated himself to this public service," the Fox News host said. "Very tough position he's in–I wish him the best, and I know he puts a lot of effort into it."

When asked about her relationship with President Trump, Guilfoyle, a former prosecutor, emphasized the trust between them.

"I think I have a very good relationship with the president," she said. "I think I enjoy a very straightforward and authentic, very genuine relationship, one that's built on trust and integrity, and I think that's imperative for success in that position."

The White House did not respond to the Mercury News‘ request for comment on rumors over the press secretary position.