Ex-Trump spokesman Boris Epshteyn joins Sinclair Broadcasting

Ex-Trump spokesman Boris Epshteyn joins Sinclair Broadcasting
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Boris Epshteyn, a former communications aide to President Trump, is joining Sinclair Broadcasting Group as a political analyst.

Epshteyn, who was born in the Soviet Union in 1982 before emigrating to the U.S. in 1993 with his family, served as a surrogate for Trump during the campaign before taking responsibility for the White House's TV surrogates strategy.

He and the administration parted ways last month.

"We understand the frustration with government and traditional institutions. Mr. Epshteyn brings a unique perspective to the political conversation and will play a pivotal role in our mission to dissect the stories in the headlines and to better inform and empower our viewers," said Sinclair Broadcasting in a Monday press release.

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"I am honored and grateful to be joining the distinguished and extremely talented team at Sinclair Broadcast Group," said Epshteyn. "I greatly admire Sinclair's mission to provide thoughtful impactful reporting throughout the country. I look forward to contributing my voice to the ongoing dialogue with the American people."

The right-leaning Sinclair owns and operates 173 television stations in 81 markets.

A March Politico report alleged that Epshteyn had threatened to pull White House surrogates from guest spots on Fox News after a booker asked him about Trump's travel ban executive order.