Canadian woman's cutout of Spicer in bush gets attention

Guilfoyle, a co-host of the network's The Five, told the San Jose Mercury News she's in talks with the Trump administration about the press secretary position. However, she's on a regular basis in touch with members of the management in the progress of her job.

Cardboard cutouts of White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer hiding in bushes are popping up all over North America, inspired by a British Columbia academic who kicked off the craze in her home town of Victoria.

The cutout was inspired by a report last week that White House press secretary Sean Spicer was spotted hiding in the bushes from reporters, while another White House staffer conducted interviews, after Donald Trump fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey on Thursday.

"I'm a patriot, and it would be an honor to serve the country", she told the Mercury News. "I think it's a good idea". It's a challenging job, and you need someone really determined and focused.

SPICER: I think - I said - I was very clear that the president would have nothing further on that last week.

Guilfoyle says that while she'd miss her colleagues at Fox in NY, the transition to DC would be an easy one.

White House officials told The Washington Post that Trump was furious when he returned to his private residence that evening and saw that virtually none of his allies were defending him and his top spokesman had "hid in the bushes" to avoid reporters, as several outlets later described it. Classic Trump! He didn't quite answer the question.

InfoWars, a right-wing news and conspiracy site, reported last week that Guilfoyle was a favorite to replace Spicer, citing White House sources. The point is this: "When we have those press conferences, I've actually said we shouldn't have them".

As for those hoping for Fox News anchor Kimberly Guilfoyle to join the administration, a splash of cold water: per an official, those rumors are "not real".

Kadonaga posted a photo of her cutouts on Facebook, which quickly went viral.

One problem with this solution: If Spicer's pivoting isn't enough to satisfy reporters, Trump can be certain a sheet of paper won't be either.

Fox News Channel personality Kimberly Guilfoyle, her bosses, and the White House itself are all throwing cold water on the possibility that she might take over the press secretary position. The two are still close friends, she said. And then, with a bit more obvious shade, "Very tough position he's in - I wish him the best, and I know he puts a lot of effort into it".

Spicer is expected to keep his job but be more behind the scenes. But she said that wouldn't be a problem.

"He did something here that was bold, that was decisive", she said on Fox's Lou Dobbs Tonight.

TRUMP: And here's the thing, the difference between me and another president.

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