- The Washington Times - Monday, March 29, 2021

Lara Trump, the daughter-in-law of former President Donald Trump and wife of Eric Trump, is joining Fox News as a contributor.

Fox News co-anchor Ainsley Earhardt announced the hire on “Fox & Friends” Monday.

“Let’s bring in Lara Trump, former senior adviser for the Trump campaign, and we have a big announcement,” Ms. Earhardt said. “She is a new Fox News contributor. Welcome to the family, Lara.”

“I sort of feel like I’ve been an unofficial member of the team for so long,” Ms. Trump said. “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.′ ”

The move comes as Ms. Trump considers a run for the U.S. Senate in North Carolina next year. Fox News typically cuts ties with contributors once they officially announce a run for political office, The Hollywood Reporter noted.

Ms. Trump said she hadn’t made a decision yet.

Fox has been very generous with me,” she said. “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 all the rules are followed, and we do everything properly.

“Thank you to the Fox team for allowing me to have the possibility that that’s in the future,” she added. “I haven’t officially made a decision, but hopefully sometime soon.”

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