United Airlines has gotten a pretty bad rap over the past few years. And to be quite honest, they deserve it. So, what they really need is someone who can turn PR lead into PR gold. Which is why they’ve hired … Josh Earnest?

More from the Washington Examiner:

United Airlines has hired Josh Earnest, President Barack Obama’s former press secretary, as its chief communications officer and senior vice president, the airline announced Thursday morning.

“Josh is a proven leader and world-class communications strategist who has thrived when the stakes are the highest — and the margin for error is the smallest. He’ll play a crucial role on our leadership team as we position our brand and this company for success,” United CEO Oscar Munoz said in a press release.

United said Earnest’s two decades of working in strategic communications and representing the White House to the media during his eight-year tenure indicate he will be able to “shape the airline’s public image.”

Uh-huh.

Ha! The evidence is irrefutable now!

If United Airlines is placing their faith in Josh Earnest, they’re gonna need more help than we thought.