The President says that Sean Spicer is a vital part of his operation, according to insiders.
The Washington Examiner reports that President Trump was furious when Miss Guilfoyle went to the media to say that she was talking to the president’s assistants about the job.
She told the San Jose Mercury News: “Sean Spicer is a very nice man and a patriot; he's dedicated himself to this public service” adding “I wish him the best, and I know he puts a lot of effort into it.
Donald Trump’s fury at attempts to destabilise White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer
Trump gets angry every time he sees those stories
“I’m a patriot, and it would be an honour to serve the country.
“I think it'd be a fascinating job. It's a challenging job, and you need someone really determined and focused, a great communicator in there with deep knowledge to be able to handle that position."
That was not well received in the West Wing.
"Trump gets angry every time he sees those stories. He believes that she is using him to better her own situation," said one insider. "He's furious."
The President says that Sean Spicer is a vital part of his operation, according to insiders
Miss Guilfoyle then issued a clarification saying she is staying with Fox.
“As I stated in the interview, I really love what I do and my job co-hosting The Five is tough to beat," she said.
According to reports, she has a three-year contract worth up to $800,000 a year. The press secretary is paid around $175,000.
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White House sources also said that Miss Guilfoyle was never in the running for the job the first time round adding that she never made it to the top suites in Trump Tower where the president and senior aides were making the final choices.
To underline his faith in his press secretary President Trump took Mr Spicer on his trip to address the Coast Guard Academy graduates in Connecticut today. He is also accompanying the president on his first foreign trip this weekend.
While President Trump was said to be frustrated at times with the Spicer-led communications team especially over the firing of former FBI Director James Comey the Washington Examiner is assured that nobody on his staff is in jeopardy of losing their job.