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Looks Like This Fox News Host Won’t Be Taking Over for Sean Spicer Anytime Soon

Kim Guilfoyle won’t be taking over for Sean Spicer.

When the New York Times reported last week that President Trump was considering a major staff shake-up, noting that he was “increasingly dissatisfied” with Sean Spicer’s performance in particular, Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle lost no time in suggesting that maybe she could do a better job.

“I’m a patriot, and it would be an honor to serve the country,” she said. “I think it’d be a fascinating job … you need someone really determined and focused, a great communicator in there with deep knowledge to be able to handle that position.”

According to the Washington Examiner, President Trump picked up on her not-so-subtle message, but it had the opposite effect: Instead of endearing her to the president, Guilfoyle’s remarks reportedly made him “furious.” (She also called Spicer a “very nice man” who “puts a lot of effort into it,” which the White House reportedly saw as a “diss.”)

“Trump gets angry every time he sees those stories,” an “insider” told the paper. “He believes that she is using him to better her own situation.”

Guilfoyle, who co-hosts Fox’s The Five, quickly backtracked, releasing a statement saying her current job is “tough to beat.” She also happens to be under contract with Fox for at least three more years, according to the Examiner — which is good, because if there’s one thing Trump is great at, it’s holding grudges.

Fox News Host Won’t Take Over for Sean Spicer After All