Looks like Trump isn’t happy that Guilfoyle is gunning for Spicer’s job. In fact he thinks she’s using him to better her own position:
WASHINGTON EXAMINER – President Trump is “furious” at reports that Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle is gunning for White House spokesman Sean’s Spicer’s job, telling aides that his press secretary is a vital part of his operation, according to insiders.
Knowledgeable sources said that Trump was angered when she went to the press to announce that she was talking to Trump aides about the job.
In what was viewed as a ‘diss’ by Team Trump, she told the San Jose Mercury News, “Sean Spicer is a very nice man and a patriot; he’s dedicated himself to this public service.” She added, “I wish him the best, and I know he puts a lot of effort into it.”
But she reached for his job. “I’m a patriot, and it would be an honor to serve the country,” Guilfoyle said. “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.”
That did not go down well in the Oval Office.
“Trump gets angry every time he sees those stories. He believes that she is using him to better her own situation,” said one insider. “He’s furious.”
She subsequently issued a statement saying she is staying with Fox. “As I stated in the interview, I really love what I do and my job co-hosting ‘The Five’ is tough to beat,” she said.
According to reports, she is locked into a three-year contract that pays up to $800,000 a year. The press secretary earns around $175,000.
One thing you learn very quickly in media and politics is people are very selfish and are always out for themselves; they will use someone like Trump or anyone of prominence, really, to benefit themselves.
Now I’m not suggesting that Guilfoyle is necessarily doing that, as I don’t know what’s in her mind. But I can see why people are quick to accuse her of this because most in Washington have probably done the very same thing, so they know it when they see it.
And it’s probably true. I’ve certainly heard stories about some of these media types, especially one in particular at Fox News, who is always brown nosing and looking to latch on to whatever they can to build their own fame.