The Trump White House is still on the lookout for a Communications Director—to help Press Secretary Sean Spicer take on the incredible job of defending the President’s many controversial actions, and handle the fallout from his social media missives.
They may have found that person in Tomi Lahren. Or, at least, the President thinks she has valuable insight into his “media problem.”
Wednesday night, Tomi made an impassioned defense of the President on Fox News‘s Hannity, noting that she was witness to what seemed like a moment of greatness during his campaign. She lavished praise on his outside-the-box personality and approach to the office.
“Because they said, guess what? This man is doing something amazing,” Lahren said. “He’s running against the Democratic party and, in some ways, the Republican party as well. And he won.”
Minutes after she went off air,Trump, who had been watching the segment live, buzzed Tomi’s phone and, according to the Washingtonian, the two spoke for “a solid 10 to 15 minutes.”
Lahren says the call was a “thank you” for the hard work she’d done on her show during the campaign, and for her unwavering support during Trump’s run for the Presidency. During the conversation, though, Lahren said the President was “asking about me personally,” but wouldn’t divulge exactly what that meant.
Since Trump’s transition, there have been rumors that Lahren intends to wrap up her show and move into the West Wing as a communications consultant, or even as a deputy press official for the Trump administration, but so far, nothing has materialized.
Going on two months without a communications director, the White House may be getting more desperate for favorable coverage, and if Lahren thinks her sometimes outlandish videos were able to convince voters to cast a ballot for Trump, his team might look to her to sway an even tougher crowd: reporters.