Lara Trump joins Fox News as contributor to a move that will raise her profile ahead of a possible North Caroline Senate run
- Lara Trump joined Fox News as a contributor
- Position will increase her platform as she considers the North Carolina Senate bid
- Announcement was made Monday morning on ‘Fox & Friends’
- “ I’m so excited to join the Fox family in the first place, I feel like I’ve been an unofficial member of the team for so long, ” she said
- Trump said she is still weighing up a final Senate decision
- “I still haven’t made an official decision, but hopefully soon,” she said
Lara Trump joined Fox News as an associate, a position that will expand her national platform as she weighs in on a North Carolina Senate run next year.
The announcement was made on Fox & Friends Monday morning.
Let’s bring in Lara Trump, former senior adviser to the Trump campaign, and we have a big announcement. She is a new Fox News contributor. Welcome to the family, Lara, ”said host Ainsley Earhardt.
Trump thanked the hosts for the warm welcome.
“Well, I’m so excited to join the Fox family in the first place, I feel like I’ve been an unofficial member of the team for so long,” she said. “You know it was a bit of a joke for the past five years, I got there so often the guards said maybe we should just give you a key.”
Lara Trump joined Fox News as a contributor, a position that will expand her national platform as she weighs in on a North Carolina Senate run next year
Trump, wife of Eric Trump, is weighing a senatorial bid in native North Carolina next year. Republican Senator Richard Burr retires and leaves his chair open.
She told the hosts of ‘Fox & Friends’ that she has not made a final decision yet.
‘Yeah, well, Fox has been very generous with me and they had said see if that’s something you ultimately decide to do, they’re going to work with me on that front and make sure everything – all the rules are followed – and do everything right, ”she said. ‘So thank you to the Fox team for giving me the opportunity,’
She added, “I still haven’t made an official decision, but hopefully soon.”
If she walked away, she would have to give up her performance as a donor. Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Trump’s former press secretary, left her job as an employee at Fox after announcing that she was running for Arkansas governor.
Lara Trump often appeared on the network before formally joining as a contributor. Earlier this month, she confirmed she was considering a bid for the Senate when she appeared on Sean Hannity’s show.
The Republican primary in the North Carolina race could be competitive, but Trump would have an edge thanks to her last name and her high public profile.
Lara Trump is Eric Trump’s wife and is originally from North Carolina
Lara Trump was a senior advisor to Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign
President Trump teased the possibility that his daughter-in-law would go to the Senate when he surprisingly showed up at his Mar-a-Lago club two weeks ago.
He quit when Lara Trump organized a fundraising campaign for the Big Dog Ranch Rescue at the upscale private club in Palm Beach. She has long been an animal rights activist.
“I didn’t really prepare for this, but I walked by and I heard everyone screaming,” President Trump said. “I want to thank Lara who has been so incredible – and I don’t know, are you running for the Senate? I hear she’s going to the Senate! ‘
Laura Trump was born in Wilmington, NC and is a graduate of NC State University.