As White House searches for new comms director — look who turned down the role


The White House communications director post has remained unfilled since Anthony Scaramucci’s departure because seemingly no one wants the job.

“Everybody they want isn’t interested,” an inside source told the New York Post.

Former Fox News co-president Bill Shine reportedly turned down the role, forcing White House staffers to draw up a new shortlist.

One candidate now under consideration is thought to be Dave Lapan, the press secretary for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Lapan worked with the recently-hired White House chief of staff John Kelly while he was still head of that department.

Another option is rumored to be Blain Rethmeier, a former special assistant to President George W. Bush who also has corporate PR experience. Rethmeier was already tapped by the Trump administration to help Kelly navigate his initial confirmation as DHS secretary.

Scaramucci lasted just 10 days after it was announced he had been hired, in part due to a foul-mouthed tirade to a reporter about other members of the administration, like then-Chief of Staff Reince Priebus.

The White House declined to comment.

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