When it comes to the person who will become Donald Trump’s press secretary, it’s likely you’ll be seeing a familiar face.Among the names that have been floated include Katrina Pierson, Breitbart’s Matt Boyle, Milo Yiannopoulos, Scottie Nell Hughes, and Kayleigh McEnany.
But the main contender now? According to HotAir; One of the more flamboyant figures on the guest list was Laura Ingraham, who took her turn yesterday. When word of her scheduled appearance first broke, our colleague Jim Jamitis at RedState (no fan of Trump’s to be sure) noted that she had been an early supporter of Trump’s so this probably wasn’t much of a surprise.
The most likely bet among the prognosticating class is that Ingraham is being considered for a job as press secretary. As Jim reports, Laura had previously said she would consider the post, but would prefer to be helping make policy rather than just broadcasting it. Still, if there are no other seats open at the table, would she really want to replace Josh Earnest? Now that the prospect is becoming more real, some in the media seem to be hitting the panic button.Politico complained of a comment Ingraham made about the mainstream media: “New media has spent enormous time and resources covering Benghazi, the FBI investigation, Wikileaks, Planned Parenthood and the corrupt Justice Department,” she said. “None of these things and others would have come to light without the New Media. ABC, NBC, the Washington Post are worse than irrelevant. We now must make fun of them.”
Well, she and Trump certainly have that in common — and it would be entertaining to see her argue with members of the press as she does on television.[Note: This post was written by The Analytical Economist]