Kimberly Guilfoyle, Fox News host and former First Lady of San Francisco, revealed in a Monday interview with the Bay Area News Group that she’s in talks with the White House to come aboard as White House Press Secretary, replacing Sean Spicer.
Noting that she’s been in constant contact with White House staff, Guilfoyle said, “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.”
Guilfoyle noted that the concept of her taking over for Spicer has been floated “by a number of people,” as well as the possibility of taking a different press-related role within the White House.
The Fox News host was a former prosector in both San Francisco and Los Angeles before moving to New York City in 2005 to kickstart her television career, and is currently one of the co-hosts for Fox News network’s “The Five.”
Guilfoyle added that she has a good relationship with the president, as she’s known him and his family for over a decade.
“I think I have a very good relationship with the president,” Guilfoyle 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.”
Though the White House did not comment on speculation that Guilfoyle would be the latest addition to the Trump administration, the news comes at a tense time, amid White House shakeup reports.
On Sunday, reports emerged that Trump was considering an overhaul of the White House staff.
Axios reported that Trump’s frustration with his staff is ready to boil over and that a “huge reboot” could occur soon.
“He’s frustrated, and angry at everyone,” said one of the unnamed sources.
“The advice [Trump] is getting is to go big — that he has nothing to lose,” a source said. “The question now is how big and how bold. I’m not sure he knows the answer to that yet.”
In a statement to TheBlaze from Fox News, a spokesperson for the network said, “Kimberly is a valued member of the FOX News primetime lineup, and is under a long-term contract with the network.”
Additionally, Guilfoyle told TheBlaze via a spokesperson, “As I stated in the interview, I really love what I do and my job co-hosting ‘The Five’ is tough to beat.”