Former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany joined Fox News as an on-air contributor, the network announced Tuesday.
While interviewing McEnany on her show “The Faulkner Focus,” Harris Faulkner welcomed her to the “Fox family” and added, “We will be seeing much more of her in the future.”
McEnany, who previous served as a commentator on rival CNN, is the latest Trump official to join Fox News. Last month, former Trump economic adviser Larry Kudlow launched a daily afternoon show on Fox Business.
This exact circumstance was predicted months ago. In January, a Forbes executive warned companies against hiring McEnany, Kellyanne Conway, Sarah Huckabee Sanders and other former spokespeople for the Trump White House:
“Let it be known to the business world: Hire any of Trump’s fellow fabulists above, and Forbes will assume that everything your company or firm talks about is a lie,” Forbes Chief Content Officer Randall Lane wrote at the time. “We’re going to scrutinize, double-check, investigate with the same skepticism we’d approach a Trump tweet. Want to ensure the world’s biggest business media brand approaches you as a potential funnel of disinformation? Then hire away.”
That, in turn, led to days of coverage, on Fox News and elsewhere, about whether it was appropriate to use a person’s employment history in a previous administration against them going forward.
After airing the first part of her interview with Kayleigh McEnany, Fox News anchor Harris Faulkner makes this announcement:
"It is my distinct pleasure today to welcome Kayleigh Mcenany to the Fox family. We'll be seeing much more of her in the future." pic.twitter.com/qB5VUKZa3L
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) March 2, 2021