To say that the Trump Administration and Fox News have been engaged in an incestuous relationship isn’t exactly breaking news. The cable news giant has functioned as the unofficial propaganda outlet for the president since the campaign.
They’ve run favorable, often coordinated coverage around the clock, and they constantly stack their opinion shows and panel “debates” with Trump loyalists and sycophants.
But they’ve also served as a staffing agency for the White House. New National Security Advisor John Bolton worked at Fox News before joining the administration, as did State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert, communications adviser Mercedes Schlapp, and Treasury spokesman Tony Sayegh. Others, like Trump-Russia lawyer Jay Sekulow, were frequent guests on shows hosted by Trump loyalists like Sean Hannity and the now departed Bill O’Reilly before Trump hired them.
While it is more than a little awkward to see one news agency so intertwined with the executive branch of our government, at least it hasn’t been inappropriate or disgusting.
Until now. Page Six reported late Wednesday that the relationship between Team Trump and Fox News has moved beyond the friend zone. President Trump’s newly divorced eldest son, Don Jr., is reportedly dating Kimberly Guilfoyle, one of the co-hosts of Fox News’ afternoon opinion show, The Five.
“Multiple sources exclusively tell Page Six that Don Jr. and Guilfoyle have been dating for a few weeks,” writes Emily Smith.
More from Page Six:
One source exclusively told us, “Don Jr. and Kimberly are seeing each other, and are having a great time. While he wants to respect the privacy of his family, he is getting divorced, and he enjoys Kimberly’s company.”
It’s unclear what, if any, ethical lines this relationship may cross, as Guilfoyle’s objectivity when it comes to covering the Trump family is now compromised, to say the least.
Then again, Guilfoyle, like most of her Fox News colleagues, has never been accused of being objective before, so it’s unlikely she will be now. Her credibility as judge of potential suitors, however, has been irrevocably shot.