Published: Sun, July 08, 2018
Global | By Craig Ferguson

Another Fox in Trump's White House

Another Fox in Trump's White House

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

President Donald Trump on Thursday named Bill Shine, a former top official at Fox News, to be his fifth communications chief.

"He brings over two decades of television programming, communications, and management experience to the role", the White House said in a statement.

Shine resigned from Fox News in May 2017, nine months after he was named co-president along with Jack Abernethy. Chris Hayes, host of "All In" on MSNBC, touched on how American citizens should be filled in on Shine's role in the Ailes allegations, given his salary is now paid by American taxpayers.

Shine was also implicated in racial discrimination lawsuits filed by Fox employees. "Since taking office, the Trump administration has been a revolving door of abusers of women and their enablers-and Shine is just the latest perpetrator to be added to those ranks". Less than a week after the report was published, Shine resigned from his position, on May 2, 2017.

He's a close friend of Fox personality Sean Hannity, a strong promoter of Trump.

Hicks stepped in last August after a series of shake-ups within the White House press and communications staffs. Shine is accused by several women, including some in lawsuits, of facilitating misconduct by former Fox CEO Roger Ailes and then deflecting their allegations or concerns. Klayman, a Trump supporter, says that Shine may have broken criminal law for his handling of allegations against Roger Ailes.

Shine is married to Darla Shine, a former Fox News TV producer. Thursday afternoon. "Competent, hard working and a believer in making America great again!"

Current press secretary Sarah Sanders has come under increasing scrutiny in the wake of President Trump's zero-tolerance policy for illegal crossings on the southern US border.

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