Trump insiders slam new communications director because he only understands Fox News: NYT
White House photo of Donald Trump and staff in the Oval Office. From left, Kellyanne Conway, Bill Shine, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Dan Scavino, Donald Trump, Stephen Miller, Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump and Mercedes Schlapp

President Donald Trump's latest director of communications was highly criticized in an explosive New York Times report.


Bill Shine, a former Fox News executive, joined the administration after the departure of Hope Hicks.

The newspaper interviewed over a dozen former and current administration officials for the unflattering story.

Not only does Trump view himself as his best communications director, but Shine appears to lack the skill set necessary for the job.

Shine, according to his critics, "has shown little understanding of the conservative media beyond the cable news ecosystem and his former network — the one place where the president does not need much assistance, and where Mr. Shine has few remaining admirers."

The newspaper noted multiple innovative communications approaches, but noted, "Shine had nothing to do with any of that."