Beyond being ideological soulmates, Trump Jr. and Guilfoyle appear to enjoy a genuine attraction that they’re not shy about displaying in public. The two began dating in the spring of 2018, around the time that Trump Jr. and his wife, Vanessa, the mother of his five children, announced their divorce.
At campaign appearances, the two have teased each other, acted flirtatious and happily revealed pet names. In 2018, they gave themselves the nickname “Soberly,” while Guilfoyle revealed that she sometimes calls Trump Jr. “Junior Mint,” Yahoo reported.
At a fundraiser at the Trump Hotel in Washington in December, Guilfoyle offered to give a lap dance to whomever raised the most money, Politico said, citing two people who were present and another person who was familiar with the episode. During an event in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, last year, Guilfoyle and Trump Jr. joked about how she raised money in hot tubs, Politico reported.
At a fundraiser in the fall of 2018, headlined by country star Toby Keith, Guilfoyle joked that Trump Jr. liked it when she dressed up as a Dallas Cowboys cheerleader, an attendee told Politico. The report by Politico came after an investigative story in the New Yorker suggested that Guilfoyle had to leave Fox News in 2018 because of sexual harassment allegations made by a former assistant in a 42-page draft complaint.
It’s not likely that the mostly mask-less Trump fans gathered at the non-social-distancing rally Monday night were concerned about the sexual harassment allegations against Guilfoyle, but they may have enjoyed witnessing Trump Jr.’s emergence as a future leader within the Republican Party with the loyal and enthusiastic Guilfoyle by his side. KimberlyGuilfoyle is once again the topic of Twitter discussion for her fiery MAGA rhetoric and her dancing, but this time the chatter is about her appearance in a chilling video taken before President Trump’s Safe America rally, which later led to a mob attack on the Capitol.
Guilfoyle is shown breaking into a hip-shaking dance while backstage before the rally started, and is then heard encouraging the crowd to “fight” for Trump. Donald Trump Jr., right, smiles along with his girlfriend KimberlyGuilfoyle prior to a news conference at Georgia Republican Party headquarters Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020 in Atlanta.
(AP Photo/John Blakemore) Guilfoyle ’s name came up as one of those in Trump’s family and inner circle who, many said, should be investigated for inciting violence committed by the president’s supporters. But the Justice Department appeared to switch gears Friday, with an official saying that Trump and other speakers at the rally were not expected to be criminally charged for inciting a riot.
Another DOJ official told reporters that the federal investigation is focused solely on criminal acts at the Capitol building. The investigation continues as House Democrats moved closer to introducing an impeachment resolution next week, possibly for “incitement of insurrection,” CNN reported.
Legal experts also said the First Amendment could make it difficult for Trump and others to be prosecuted for impassioned speeches. But even if Guilfoyle can’t be prosecuted, she was nonetheless being scrutinized on social media for her starring role in the video, apparently filmed by Trump Jr., before the start of the rally.
Guilfoyle, in a black cape, turns to the camera and briefly breaks into the hip-shaking dance she’s been showcasing at other recent pro-Trump rallies. During her speech, Guilfoyle, who was a top fundraiser for Trump’s campaign, repeated his baseless claims of widespread voter fraud.
After calling Trump the most “impactful, transformative” president America has ever seen, Guilfoyle said, “We will continue to hold the line across the incredible country, because we finally had a president in the White House who knows what it means to put America first … who stands for veterans and law enforcement and the American family.” Guilfoyle ’s voice also rose to a yell, which has become her signature speaking style since the Republican National Convention.
The former Fox News personality from 2006 to 2018, Guilfoyle's electric speech at the 2020 Republican National Convention went viral. After KimberlyGuilfoyle abruptly left Fox News in 2018, the popular explanation offered for her departure was that she wanted to avoid conflicts of interest posed by her growing romance with Donald Trump Jr.
(AP Photo/Evan Gucci) Evan Gucci/Associated Pressure former network host also revealed an exciting new career opportunity: The one-time first lady of San Francisco joined efforts to re-elect Donald Trump and began partnering with her new boyfriend at rallies and fundraisers around the country, campaigning for pro-Trump candidates and delivering the president’s MAGA vision for America. Guilfoyle ’s lawyers pushed back against reports by HuffPost in 2018 and the New Yorker in 2019, which said that the misconduct included her showing lewd photos of male genitalia to colleagues and regularly discussing sexual matters at work.
“The document, which resulted in a multimillion-dollar out-of-court settlement, raises serious questions about Guilfoyle ’s fitness as a character witness for Trump, let alone as a top campaign official,” Mayer wrote. During my career, I have served as a mentor to countless women, with many of whom I remain exceptionally close to this day.” Guilfoyle ’s lawyer declined to comment, Mayer wrote.
Last month, Guilfoyle had a starring role at Trump’s Republican National Convention, delivering a war cry of a speech in which she warned that Democrats would destroy America, claimed “socialists” Joe Biden and Kamala Harris wanted to “enslave you” and touted Trump’s ability to restore America to a “shining city on a hill.” Guilfoyle left San Francisco for New York soon after Newsom was elected mayor in 2003, to seek fame as a cable news legal analyst.
KimberlyGuilfoyle, Bob Becker, Eric Bowling, Dana Merino, Greg Outfield and Andrea Tan taros co-hosts of Fox News Channel’s “The Five” following a taping of the show in New York on July 1, 2013. The assistant’s allegations sparked a months-long investigation by Fox News’ human resources department and eventually led to her negotiated departure from the network, Mayer said.
KimberlyGuilfoyle waves after speaking at a campaign event for U.S. President Donald Trump at ... Extreme Manufacturing on September 13, 2021 in Henderson, Nevada. The complaint alleges Guilfoyle told the assistant to “submit to a Fox employee’s demands for sexual favors, encouraged her to sleep with wealthy and powerful men,” demanded they share a room on business trips and “required her to sleep over at her apartment,” all of which made her feel “deeply uncomfortable,” according to the New Yorker.
Since her departure from Fox News, Guilfoyle has led a joint fundraising effort between the Trump reelection campaign and the Republican National Committee. She’s become a prominent Trump surrogate and made waves with a fiery speech on the first night of the Republican National Convention.
“They want to destroy this country and everything that we have fought for and hold dear,” she said, arms raised, creating a striking and meme-able image. Back in 2016, Rudy Giuliani delivered what turned out to be a prophetically insane RNC shill-speech for Donald Trump.
Well, four years, countless horrific scandals, a national reckoning with racism, one mishandled pandemic, and whatever the hell this was later, and here we are in 2020. It was only a matter of time before this year’s Apocalypse Ball gave us a speech befitting Giuliani’s legacy of gross, shrieking incompetence.
It’s probably important to note, as MSNBC’s Amman Myelin did earlier this morning, that because of the COVID-19 pandemic, pretty much everything at the virtual RNC this year is prerecorded. We know it might have been premature to award the Giuliani Legacy Trophy to Guilfoyle so early into the RNC, but on the off-chance that someone manages to top her performance let’s make do our part to ensure her achievements live on forever.
Andrew Paul is a contributing writer with work recently featured by NBC Think, GQ, Slate, Rolling Stone, and Sweeney's Internet Tendency. KimberlyGuilfoyle, a campaign fund-raiser for Donald Trump who is dating the president’s eldest son, tested positive for the coronavirus, The Washington Post reported Friday.
Guilfoyle, who is dating Donald Trump Jr., traveled to South Dakota in hopes of watching the president’s speech at Mount Rushmore. The president arrived in South Dakota just as authorities removed dozens of demonstrators who were blocking a key road to the national monument, the Post reported.
The campaign official said Trump Jr. tested negative, but said he was canceling his appearances and isolating as a precaution. While she hasn't been around President Trump, she attended his Tulsa rally and has been interacting with supporters in Arizona, Montana and South Dakota.
Last week, Fox News announced that host KimberlyGuilfoyle would be leaving the network after more than 11 years to head up a pro-Donald Trump super PAC. They say that Fox News decided to part ways with Guilfoyle over allegations that she showed colleagues pictures of male genitalia (and identifying the men photographed), and regularly discussing sexual matters at work.