Daily Mail Editor Claims He Was in Talks to Possibly Replace Spicer, But Has Withdrawn

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It’s the job nobody seems to want.

One day after a Politico report named conservative commentator Laura Ingraham and Daily Mail editor David Martosko as leading contenders to replace White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer who’s expected to assume a supervisory role in the communications department, the two both threw cold water on the idea of taking the gig. First, Ingraham said on Fox & Friends that the Press Secretary job is not “something I’m dying to do.” And now Martosko has fully withdrawn himself from consideration after saying that he was in talks to join the administration.

In a statement posted to Twitter, Martosko said he has “chosen not to take the discussions further” for either Spicer’s job or another senior role in the Trump White House.

Martosko was reportedly under consideration for the post during the transition. He made headlines for reportedly suggesting that the White House press corps should be subject to drug tests.

Martosko plans to remain as editor of the Daily Mail.

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