Dana Perino told the Washington Examiner she will draw upon her experience as President George W. Bush’s White House press secretary to push candidates past their talking points while moderating the second Republican debate for Fox Business on Wednesday.
Fox Business’s Stuart Varney and Univision’s Ilia Calderon will be moderating the Republican National Committee event alongside Perino at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley, California.
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“It kind of reminds me of when I would prepare President Bush for a press conference,” she said, explaining that she “would anticipate the questions and then, in that job, I’d think about the answers.”
“In this job, I’m trying to anticipate what they might say and figure out a way to go a little deeper,” she added.
During Bush’s second term, Perino served as both assistant to the president and as White House press secretary until the end of his administration.
Dana Perino, co-host of Fox News Channel’s “America’s Newsroom,” appears on the television program, in New York, Wednesday, May 26, 2021.
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