Twitter Flips Over Former Fox News Exec Bill Shine Potentially Joining Trump WH: ‘He’ll Fit Right In’


President Donald Trump is close to bringing on former Fox News co-president Bill Shine as the next White House communications director — a move that has brought a storm of hate from critics, who have pointed to Shine being accused of protecting alleged sexual harasser Roger Ailes.

Besides the obvious controversy in bringing on an ex-president of the one cable news outlet that is openly friendly to the White House, Shine’s baggage includes being fired from Fox News amid the network’s wave of sexual harassment lawsuits in 2017 that resulted in both Ailes and Bill O’Reilly leaving.

Shine is also reportedly close Trump’s favorite Fox News star Sean Hannity, who he worked for as a producer prior to working up to the top of the network.

Per a report from the New York Times, the job discussion has been going on for a few weeks, but a definite decision may come shortly — possibly even today.

While many denounced the move, Bill O’Reilly was particularly happy to see a “smart and honest” old friend have a chance in the White House:

However, other pundits on Twitter were predictably outraged by the move, as it comes amid America’s national reckoning with the #MeToo movement. Some used the potential hire to mock the “civility” so many have been calling for recently, while others joked that Shine will fit in perfectly with Trump — an alleged sexual harasser whose most famous quote is “grab ’em by the pussy.”

Check out a few of the top responses to the news below:

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