Fox News’ ace White House correspondent Peter Doocy, a constant thorn in the side of press secretary Karine Jean Pierre, has been noticeably absent from his duties for months.


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But he’s back now and has explained why he was gone for so long.

“Doocy returned Monday after spending time on paternity leave in late spring after his wife, Fox News congressional correspondent Hillary Vaughn, returned to work. The couple welcomed their daughter Feb. 1,” The Daily Caller reported.

The White House correspondent spoke fondly about fatherhood and shared delightful photographs of the father and daughter.

As a first-time father, he devoted much of his free time to playing with baby Bridget, including moments in the swimming pool, and he even expressed aspirations for her to potentially become a future president, the outlet reported.

A co-worker gave Doocy and his wife a pink onesie for their daughter that read “Future President.”

“Keep an eye out for the Fox News Democracy 2060 coverage,” Doocy told the network’s “Fox & Friends” morning show.

As part of his daily routine, he would wake up at 7 a.m., feed her a bottle, and take her for a walk. Now that the baby is older, she has started eating solid food, including sweet potatoes, he revealed.

Doocy shared the joyous news of Bridget Blake Doocy’s birth in a social media post on February 9. He and his wife had previously announced that they were expecting a baby girl during a “Fox & Friends” segment in September, where his father, Steve Doocy, also shared recipes from his cookbook.

During a White House press briefing on January 3, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre playfully suggested that Doocy should name his daughter after her.

In response, Doocy jokingly said that he and his spouse would consider Jean-Pierre’s suggestion “under advisement.”

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