A primary qualification for any position from the Trumpian point of view is unquestioning loyalty to the Orange Lord and Master, as we can see as he begins to assemble his inner circle. Despite promises to “drain the swamp,” damp establishment salamander Reince Priebus is collecting his 30 pieces of silver for suppressing attempts to stop Trump at the convention in the form of the Chief of Staff slot. Alt-right kingpin Steve Bannon, who used Breitbart News to hype Trump at the expense of more conservative candidates, gets to be the incoming Karl Rove/Valerie Jarrett/Grigori Rasputin — that is, “chief strategist and senior counselor.” Now cue the calliope music, because in come the clowns:
Laura Ingraham is under serious consideration to be Donald Trump’s White House press secretary, according to two sources with direct knowledge.
Ingraham tends to be shrill and unpleasant, and doesn’t always come off as the sharpest tool in the shed. Yet she is highly qualified:
Trump appreciated Ingraham’s loyalty through the campaign. …
With the possible exceptions of Sean Hannity, Ann Coulter and Breitbart, no media figure or outlet did more to promote Trump’s candidacy than Ingraham.
She used her profile as a Fox News contributor, her nationally syndicated radio show and her website LifeZette.com to advocate on his behalf.
Hannity has earned still higher honors, but Trump might have more use for him in his current position as chief pro-Trump spinner and propagandist.
As for Ann Coulter, rumors could not be confirmed that she will be set loose on the White House grounds to scare away intruders who try to climb over the fence.
If Ingraham gets the job, journalists will have no end of fun baiting someone so easily rattled. Winning them over to an extent was possible with a Tony Snow or Dana Perino, but not with Laura Ingraham. Watch her turn on the charm behind the scenes at her Fox News program Just In, which surprisingly lasted 3 weeks before getting canceled:
If she doesn’t get the position, it may go to Katrina Pierson, who was Trump’s national spokeswoman during the campaign. She too would be a highly entertaining choice.
On tips from Varla and TrojanMan. Hat tip: RedState.