Politics Laura Ingraham Said to Be a Leading Candidate to Replace Spicer

04:06  20 june  2017
04:06  20 june  2017 Source:   Mediaite

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According to the website, conservative commentator Laura Ingraham interviewed for the job last week with Spicer and White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus. The fact that Ingraham is in the mix for the high-profile job is surprising on a number of levels.

It’s unclear whether such a change in Spicer ’s role would be just the beginning of the gradual exit out of the White House, but it’s safe to say the prospect of Spicer being replaced is not at all far-fetched. Laura Ingraham . She hasn’t been rumored as a candidate for the job, and yet she already works

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As part of a report that White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer is about to yield the briefing room podium in favor of a job overseeing White House communications, Politico floated the name of a leading contender, and it’s a name with which Fox News viewers are undoubtedly quite familiar.

According to the website, conservative commentator Laura Ingraham interviewed for the job last week with Spicer and White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus.

The fact that Ingraham is in the mix for the high-profile job is surprising on a number of levels. First, she’s been more critical of the President than other supporters in the conservative media. She urged him to back off the Freedom Caucus during the bitter health care debate which drove a wedge through the party.

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Conservative talk radio host Laura Ingraham said she is 'honored' to be under consideration to be the press secretary for President-elect Donald Trump's presidential administration when it begins next year, she told Fox News Monday night.

Laura Ingraham , a conservative talk radio host and Fox News contributor who recently was in contention for a job in President-elect Donald Trump's administration, said Tuesday that she's open to running for the United States Senate in Related: Trump picks Sean Spicer as press secretary.

She also criticized Trump for his Twitter usage in a recent appearance on Fox & Friends, saying that he was unlikely to emerge victorious in a PR battle with former FBI Director James Comey by firing off some Tweets.

“You’re not going to win that through tweeting, you’re going to win that through, you know, smart organization of your legal team and a great strategy,” Ingraham said. “But you’re not going to win it through the Twitter war.”

Ingraham has also alienated a number of major news organizations that she’d be dealing with on a daily basis at the podium. In December, she called ABC, NBC, and The Washington Postworse than irrelevant.

A recent WaPo report contained this tidbit about Ingraham potentially joining the White House comms team:

In addition, Laura Ingraham, a conservative talk-radio host and Trump friend, discussed joining the White House but made clear to officials that she is more comfortable remaining outside as a vocal Trump ally because of her many broadcasting and media commitments, officials said.

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Deputy White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders subbed for Sean Spicer at Tuesday's daily press briefing. Sanders's surprise appearance came as Spicer, who was scheduled to lead the briefing, was on Capitol Hill with other White House officials trying to salvage the Senate GOP's healthcare plan.Sanders's surprise appearance came as Spicer, who was scheduled to lead the briefing, was on Capitol Hill with other White House officials trying to salvage the Senate GOP's healthcare plan.

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