|Helen Aguirre Ferré|
|White House Director of Media Affairs|
January 20, 2017
|Preceded by||Position established|
|Born||1957 (age 59–60)
Helen Aguirre Ferré (born 1957) is an American journalist and the White House's Director of Media Affairs. She assumed office on January 20, 2017 with the Administration of President Donald Trump. She previously hosted the current events show Issues with Helen Ferré on WPBT 2.
Aguirre Ferré has been a harsh critic of President Donald Trump. "There’s a side of Donald Trump that is anti-feminine. I’m not going to tell you he’s a misogynist … but I do think there’s something that bothers him about strong and independent women,” she said in April 2016. "In the case of abortion, Donald Trump held every viewpoint possible … including supporting partial-birth abortion, something even many who are pro-choice oppose," she said of Trump the same month.
Trump "babbling more than usual," Aguirre Ferré tweeted during a Republican presidential debate on February 13, 2016. She criticized New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's and U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions' decision to endorse Trump, tweeting on February 29, 2016, "Wonder if Chris Christie and Senator Sessions now regret supporting Trump or do means justify the end? Telling either way." Following a violent protest at a Trump rally in Chicago, she blamed Trump for the violence, tweeting "Thank you! Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio agree that Trump bears responsibility for violence in Chicago today." On September 10, 2015, she tweeted that "women and country deserve better" than Trump.