Fox News hires Lara Trump as contributor, agrees to work around potential Senate run

It’s true that Fox News has seen a downturn in the ratings in the wake of the 2020 election, but recent hiring moves seem to indicate that they’re attempting to win back some of the loyal viewers they lost.

According to Mediaite, that was evidenced this week during Monday’s “Fox & Friends,” when it was announced that Lara Trump, campaign adviser to former President Donald Trump and wife to Eric Trump, was hired by the network as a contributor, despite her potential future decision to run for a North Carolina Senate seat.

Lara Trump reacted with excitement to the announcement, which was made by host Ainsley Earhardt, who welcomed Lara Trump to the Fox News family.

“I’m so excited, first of all, to be joining the Fox family,” Lara Trump said. “I sort of feel like I’ve been an unofficial member of the team for so long. You guys know, it was kind of a joke over the past five years, I would come there so often that the security guards were like maybe we should just give you a key.”

Co-host Steve Doocy inquired about heavily-rumored reports that the former president’s daughter-in-law will be launching a campaign for a soon-to-be-vacated Senate seat out of North Carolina. Should she make that announcement, she would no longer be able to work for the network as a contributor.

“Fox has been very generous with me. They have said, look, if that’s something that you ultimately decide to do, they’re going to work with me on that front and make sure that everything all the rules are followed and we do everything properly,” Lara Trump said while expressing gratitude for the network’s willingness to be flexible.

Her hire marks the third President Trump-era person to join the network. Most recently, Fox News announced that former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany joined as a contributor. Before that, former economic adviser Larry Kudlow joined the Fox Business Network and was provided his own show.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who also served as President Trump’s press secretary, was hired by the network but her contract was later terminated after announcing that she officially entered the race for the governor of Arkansas.

Only time will tell if Lara Trump sticks around for any length of time, but she should feel at home in her appearances, as she made many of them during Donald Trump’s time in the White House.