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23-7-2019 00:27:53

20 people who have gone through the revolving door between Fox and the Trump administration

President Donald Trump has an incredibly close relationship with Fox Corp. and certain Fox News hosts. Since Trump took office, his administration has also hired over a dozen current and former Fox executives and contributors to serve in a wide range of roles. And many former White House officials, including former communications director Hope Hicks and deputy press secretary Raj Shah, are now executives at Fox Corp. Here are 20 people who have worked both for Fox and have served in Trump’s administration. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. President Donald Trump has a well-documented love of Fox News, known to spend hours watching (and sometimes live-tweeting) Fox programming and even calling his favorite Fox hosts, like Sean Hannity and Lou Dobbs, for advice. Since Trump took office, his administration has also hired over a dozen current and former Fox News reporters and contributors to serve in both high-level cabinet and deputy chief of staff posts, as ambassadors, and in communications roles at federal agencies, according to an analysis by Matt Gertz, a senior fellow at the liberal media watchdog Media Matters. Read more: These are the most and least trusted news outlets in the US And some former administration officials – including Trump’s trusted former communications director Hope Hicks – have left the White House to work at Fox. Trump’s cozy relationship with the network has created a well-oiled revolving door between Fox and the Trump administration. Here are 20 people who have worked both for Fox News and have served in Trump’s administration. Former White House communications director Hope Hicks is currently a senior public relations executive at Fox.Foto: Hope Hicks.sourceJ. Scott Applewhite/APSource: Business Insider Former White House Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah also followed in Hicks’ footsteps, taking a position as a Senior Vice President at Fox in July 2019.Foto: Raj Shah.sourceMark Wilson/Getty ImagesSource: CNNFormer Trump Deputy campaign manager David Bossie is an on-air analyst at Fox.Foto: Donald Trump and David Bossie.sourceAP/Rainier EhrhardtSource: Fox NewsTrump’s former acting ICE Director Thomas Homan became a Fox News contributor in June 2018.Foto: Former acting ICE Director Thomas HomansourceAssociated Press/Evan VucciSource: Fox NewsFor eight months, former Fox News executive Bill Shine worked as Trump’s deputy chief of staff for communications. He left the White House in March to join the Trump reelection campaign.Foto: White House Communication Director Bill Shine.sourceAlex Wong/Getty ImagesSource:Business InsiderFormer State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauret was a co-anchor of “Fox & Friends” before joining the Trump administration.Foto: State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert.sourceAssociated Press/Alex BrandonSource: Business InsiderSebastian Gorka went from being a Fox News contributor to briefly holding a position in the White House from January to August of 2017, going back to Fox, and leaving Fox again in 2019 to join the Sinclair Broadcasting Group.Foto: Sebastian Gorka.sourceREUTERS/Mary F. CalvertSource: The Hollywood ReporterTrump’s Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao has served as both a Fox News contributor and a board member of News Corporation, Fox’s parent company.Foto: Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao.sourceJose Luis Magana/APSource: Media Matters for AmericaTrump hired John Bolton — a former US ambassador to the UN and long-time Fox contributor — as his National Security Advisor in the spring of 2018.Foto: US National Security Adviser John Bolton.sourceThomson ReutersSource: New York TimesWhite House director of strategic communications Mercedes Schlapp also served as a Fox analyst before joining the administration.Foto: Mercedes SchlappsourceSusan Walsh/AP ImagesSource: Media Matters for AmericaHousing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson also briefly served as a Fox Analyst before his 2016 presidential bid.Foto: Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson.sourceAP Photo/Matt RourkeSource: Fox NewsFormer US Senator Scott Brown also served as an on-air analyst before Trump appointed him as Ambassador to New Zealand.Foto: Scott Brown, the US ambassador in New Zealand.sourceAP Photo/Nick PerrySource: ABC NewsUS Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell also worked as a Fox contributor.Foto: US Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell.sourceMichael Sohn/APSource: The Hollywood ReporterAnother ambassador, Georgette Mosbacher, was a Fox contributor before being confirmed as the US ambassador to Poland in early 2018.Foto: US ambassador to Poland Georgette Mosbacher.sourceOmar Marques/Anadolu Agency/Getty ImagesSource: Media MattersAnthony Scaramucci, who spent an infamous 10 days as White House communications director, was previously a Fox Business analyst and hosted “Wall Street Week” on the network.Foto: Anthony Scaramucci.sourceHollis Johnson/Business InsiderSources: New York Post, Business InsiderK.T. MacFarland went from being a Fox national security contributor to briefly working in the White House under former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn. She has since left the Trump administration, and still occasionally appears on Fox Business.Foto: Kathleen Troia “KT” McFarland.sourceAssociated Press/Angel ChevresttSource: Fox Business, New YorkerTreasury Department spokesman Tony Sayegh worked as a GOP strategist and a Fox News contributor before joining the administration.Foto: US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, left, and U.S. Assistant Secretary Tony Sayegh.sourceAP Photo/Gustavo GarelloSource: US Treasury DepartmentFormer Fox journalist Lea Gabrielle currently serves as the State Department’s special envoy for the Global Engagement Center, which seeks to combat disinformation around the world.Foto: Lea Gabrielle.sourceWikipedia creative commons.Source: CNNMorgan Ortagus, who appeared on Fox as a contributor after working on counterterrorism and international development issues under the Bush and Obama administrations, replaced Nauret as State Department spokeswoman in April 2019.Foto: State Department spokesperson Morgan OrtagussourceAP Photo/Pablo Martinez MonsivaisSource: NewsweekFormer Fox production assistant John McEntee worked as Trump’s body man during the campaign and the first year of his administration, but was reportedly fired in May 2018 after the Department of Homeland Security raised concerns about his gambling habits.Foto: President Trump’s personal aide John McEntee (L) and White House policy adviser Stephen Miller (R).sourceREUTERS/Jonathan ErnstSource: Washington PostRead more: Ilhan Omar slammed Fox host Tucker Carlson as ‘a racist fool’ after he called her ‘living proof’ of immigration’s dangers A Fox News host fact-checked the Trump administration’s climate record during the president’s speech about his environmental achievements 13 times Fox News, its hosts, and contributors publicly apologized in 2018 The post 20 people who have gone through the revolving door between Fox and the Trump administration appeared first on Business Insider Nederland.
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