White House: Probably not possible for Fox News hosts to privately fund White House tours [VIDEO]

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      Vince Coglianese

      Vince Coglianese is the executive editor of The Daily Caller.

      His reporting has received wide coverage, including in the pages of The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and The Drudge Report, among others. Vince has appeared as a guest on the Fox News Channel, CNN and CNBC, as well as other cable news networks. Additionally, Vince has been a guest on "The Sean Hannity Radio Show," Sirius XM''s "The Press Pool with Julie Mason," "The Schnitt Show" and Glenn Beck's TheBlaze TV.

      Prior to joining TheDC, Vince was the Web Editor for CarolinaCoastOnline.com, and a radio talk show host for The Talk Station (WTKF/WJNC) in Morehead City, N.C.

During Friday’s White House press conference, deputy press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters that attempts to privately fund White House tours may not be “technically possible.”

“As you know, there’s a move afoot by some of the president’s critics to collect private donations to keep the White House tours form being cancelled because of the sequester,” Fox News Channel’s Wendell Goler said to Earnest. “Is that technically possible?”

“I don’t know if it’s technically possible,” Earnest said. “My guess is that it’s not.”

On Thursday afternoon, Fox News hosts Eric Bolling and Sean Hannity both announced that they would privately donate money to keep White House tours open for one week. (RELATED: Can the tours be saved by third parties?)

Their offer followed an earlier announcement by the White House that all tours would be indefinitely suspended beginning March 9.

The White House has blamed sequestration for the decision.

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