From Ailes to Trump: Meet Bill Shine, Trump's new image man

Published 08-12-2018

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BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) - For years, he dutifully carried out Roger Ailes' orders, earning himself the nickname "the Butler" at Fox News.

Now Bill Shine is serving the same role under President Donald Trump.

The former news executive was formally brought into the White House last month as deputy chief of staff for communications, but he has yet to move into a permanent office or bring on his own staff. However, he is already putting his mark on the West Wing.

That includes improving the production quality of White House events and trying to shape the message of an administration whose communication strategy has always seemed haphazardly dictated by tweet.

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FILE - In this April 24, 2017, file photo, then-Fox News co-president Bill Shine, leaves a New York restaurant. For years Shine carried out Roger Ailes' orders, earning himself the nicknamed "the Butler" at Fox. Now, Shine is serving the same role under President Donald Trump. Shine has yet to select a permanent office or unpack his stuff. But he has been putting his mark on the West Wing (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File) - The Associated Press


In this July 18, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump, center, takes his seat before the start of his meeting with members of his Cabinet in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. Also taking their seats are from left, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, White House deputy chief of staff for communications Bill Shine, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao. For years Shine carried out Roger Ailes' orders, earning himself the nicknamed "the Butler" at Fox. Now, Shine is serving the same role under Trump. Shine has yet to select a permanent office or unpack his stuff. But he has been putting his mark on the West Wing. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File) - The Associated Press