White House Taps Former Fox News Executive For Senior Communications Job


President Trump has formally named former Fox News co-president Bill Shine as White House deputy chief of staff.

He will take the assistant to the president and deputy chief of staff for communications posts, according to a statement released by president Trump. The Mooch lasted 10 days before resigning in the wake of an expletive-laced interview he gave to the The New Yorker, including what he later called "colorful" descriptions of Reince Priebus and Steve Bannon. "Competent, hard working and a believer in making America great again!" he wrote on Twitter.

He also managed some of Fox's biggest stars, most notably primetime star Sean Hannity, a close confidant with whom Shine sometimes vacationed.

Reaction to Shine's hiring included some negative responses from those who used to work for him or Fox News.

Shine resigned from Fox News in May of past year.

President Trump recently announced who will replace Hope Hicks as communications director at the White House.

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Carlson is not happy that Shine is being given a role in the White House after his spotty past.

Shine resigned from his co-president role previous year after being accused of covering up sexual harassment allegations involving staffers at the network going back decades, CNN reported.

Then there is the fact that Trump's willingness to ignore questions surrounding Shine - what he knew, when he knew it and what (if anything) he did about it - appears to be a feature, not a glitch of this White House. Shine denied those allegations. The suit alleged she was "ostracized and marginalized by Fox News for pushing back against condescending treatment".

Donald Trump Jr., the president's son, celebrated Shine's appointment. She was awarded $20 million in a settlement. The appointment comes less than a week after Trump was said to be considering Shine for the vacant role and more than a year after Shine was first considered for a spot in Trump's administration.

Shine is married to Darla Shine, a former Fox News TV producer.

Authors information: Paul Farhi is The Washington Post's media reporter.