Lara Trump is joining Fox News as a paid contributor, the network announced Monday morning.
Trump, former President Donald Trump’s daughter-in-law as well as his senior campaign adviser, joined “Fox & Friends” for the announcement Monday. Fox News’ Ainsley Earhardt welcomed her “to the family” during the segment, in response to which Trump said she’s felt like “an unofficial member of the team for so long.”
“I’m so excited, first of all, to be joining the Fox family,” 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.'”
“So to be a part of the team, I’m so, so excited,” she added.
Fox News’ Steve Doocy then noted that Trump is toying with the idea of running for Senate in North Carolina. Trump said she’s still considering it and added that she’s already spoken with the network about the possible situation. Fox News has previously cut ties with contributors after they indicated a run for political office – most recently, this came about with regards to former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. (RELATED: Will Lara Trump Run For Senate In 2022?)
“Fox has been very generous with me,” she said, regarding her potential role in politics. “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. So thank you to the Fox team for allowing me to have the possibility that that’s in the future.”
Trump’s paid contributorship comes after the network announced other deals with the former president’s allies, such as one with former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany.