Brian Stelter Presses Eric Bolling on Potential White House Role, Fox News Departure


Former Fox News host Eric Bolling appeared on CNN this morning to speak with Brian Stelter about his recent conversations with President Trump.

Bolling has been to the White House several times and has been very outspoken recently on the issues of opioids, after his son Eric Chase Bolling died from an overdose.

Given his advocacy and conversations with the President, there’s been some talk that Bolling could end up in the White House. But on Reliable Sources, Bolling told Stelter he’s not in talks for a job.

He called the President a friend and said they do talk on occasion, praising Trump for taking this issue seriously.

Bolling expressed his frustration at the omnibus bill before recommending that it’s time to “stop the leaks” from the White House.

Stelter pushed back a little and asked if maybe leakers might be doing this to “warn the country” about how “erratic” the President is. Bolling said he doesn’t think any leaks are good, which led to Stelter suggesting White House Communications Director might be the right job for him.

Bolling dismissed that idea with a laugh.

After discussing Trump’s propensity for bringing in people he likes on TV, Stelter broached the subject of Bolling’s departure from Fox News.

The former Fox host left last September following reports he sent lewd photos to female colleagues.

Stelter asked, “Were you scapegoated or were those stories true?”

Bolling told Stelter there are still pending lawsuits, but added, “My wife of 20 years and I are completely on board the same page in that I’ve never done anything like that.”

Watch above, via CNN.

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