Bill O'Reilly: Trump must listen to Shine if he gets White House communications job

Bill O'Reilly: Trump must listen to Shine if he gets White House communications job
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Former Fox News host Bill O'Reilly on Wednesday endorsed former Fox News executive Bill Shine for White House communications director and said President TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Hill's Campaign Report: Democratic field begins to shrink ahead of critical stretch To ward off recession, Trump should keep his mouth and smartphone shut Trump: 'Who is our bigger enemy,' Fed chief or Chinese leader? MORE "has to listen" to Shine if he gets the job.

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Reports surfaced on Wednesday that Shine was in talks with the administration to become its next communications director, a post that has been empty since former communications director Hope HicksHope Charlotte HicksSarah Huckabee Sanders becomes Fox News contributor Hope Hicks defends accuracy of her congressional testimony Nadler subpoenas Lewandowski, former White House official for testimony MORE stepped down last March. 

The New York Times reported that the president already offered Shine that position, but that the decision had not been finalized. 

Shine left Fox News last year amid the sexual harassment scandal surrounding the network's former chairman Roger Ailes.

O'Reilly departed the network last year amid a slew of sexual harassment allegations of his own. 

The New York Times first revealed that O’Reilly or 21st Century Fox had paid $13 million to settle harassment claims from five women.

O'Reilly had been employed at the network since 1996.