Her speech included moments when she was yelling at an empty room, and now people on social media can’t stop talking about it. She was previously married to Gavin Newsom, including during the first two years that he was mayor of San Francisco before he became governor of California.
When they separated, they said it was because it was hard to maintain a relationship while living on opposite coasts. Guilfoyle had to briefly stop campaigning for Trump when she tested positive for the novel coronavirus in early July, the Los Angeles Times reported.
She immediately isolated after her positive test, and at the time she wasn’t showing any symptoms. It is a place of immense wealth, immeasurable innovation, and immaculate environment, and the Democrats turned it into a land of discarded heroin needles in parks, riots in streets, and blackouts in homes,” Guilfoyle said.
“In President Trump’s America, we light things up; we don’t dim them down. Now people on social media can’t stop talking about how many times Guilfoyle yelled to the mostly empty room.
Tonight was the first night of the Republican National Convention, and Guilfoyle ’s boyfriend Donald Trump Jr. is expected to speak later after her speech. Gavin Newsom declined to speak ill of ex-wife KimberlyGuilfoyle after she called out the state for its handling of current drug and homelessness crises during her Republican National Convention address.
Newsom, a Democrat who was married to the former Fox News host from 2001 to 2006, was taking questions from reporters Wednesday when he was asked, “I’m curious if you are watching the RNC, and if you had a response to your ex-wife who said in prime time … that California is ‘a land of discarded heroin needles in parks, riots in streets and blackouts in homes. “Let me just extend appreciation for your effort to get my response and I respectfully defer to the next question,” Newsom said before moving to another reporter.
The former couple, dubbed “the New Kennedy's” in a 2004 Harper’s Bazaar spread, remained friendly after their split despite their political differences. KimberlyGuilfoyle pre-records her address to the Republican National Convention. Getty ImagesRecounting a recent phone call between the two, the Trump campaign surrogate, who had begun dating Donald Trump Jr. by that point, “playfully threatened” to bring her new boyfriend to the Golden State to campaign against him.
Guilfoyle did not mention Newsom by name during her 2020 RNC remarks Monday night, but she pulled no punches when discussing her home state. It is a place of immense wealth, immeasurable innovation, and immaculate environment, and the Democrats turned it into a land of discarded heroin needles in parks, riots in streets, and blackouts in homes.
KimberlyGuilfoyle's impassioned speech at the RNC quickly became meme material for Twitter users on Monday night. © Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images KimberlyGuilfoyle pre-records her address to the Republican National Convention at the Mellon Auditorium on August 24.
Snippets of Guilfoyle's address were promptly put into North Korean contexts, and she was also compared to the Mighty Morphing Power Rangers' character Rita Repulse. Guilfoyle's six-minute speech was also likened to sketches from The Office, and given a musical background of Richard Wagner's Ride Of The Valkyries.
Video: Pompey trolls Nancy Pelosi's DNC speech with Lisa Simpson meme (FOX News) Maxim Alvarez, a Cuban businessman whose family fled Fidel Castro's regime, was also praised for his remarks on Monday evening, in which he argued that free health care and defunding the police were “false promises” which “sound familiar” to what he had experienced in Cuba.
Former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Greet Barbara praised Alvarez's speech, and, in a dig at Guilfoyle's, welcomed the businessman's “volume control.” The St. Louis, Missouri couple who came to prominence after pointing their firearms at racial justice protesters walking past their home also spoke at the RNC.
Other speakers from the RNC's first evening included Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC), Donald Trump Jr., and former UN ambassador Nikki Haley. The Trump campaign surrogate made waves on social media with her in-your-face address trashing the Democrats’ “socialist agenda” and painting a doom-and-gloom picture of an America with Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in charge.
“Don’t let them kill future generations, because they told you and brainwash you and fed you lie that you weren’t good enough,” she boomed. Guilfoyle, who is dating Donald Trump Jr., stated that the president has put America first and will continue to do so if re-elected.
Attorney and girlfriend of Donald Trump, Jr. KimberlyGuilfoyle gave a speech at the 2020 Republican National Convention on August 24, 2021. Try Rev and save time transcribing, captioning, and subtitling.
Biden, Harris, and the rest of the Socialists will fundamentally change this nation. They want open borders, closed schools, dangerous amnesty, and will selfishly send your jobs back to China while they get rich.
They will defund, dismantle, and destroy America’s law enforcement. My mother, Mercedes, was a special education teacher from Aguadilla, Puerto Rico.
My father, also an immigrant, came to this nation in pursuit of the American Dream. Human sex drug traffickers should not be allowed to cross our border.
The same Socialist policies which destroyed places like Cuba and Venezuela must not take root in our cities and our schools. It is a place of immense wealth, immeasurable innovation, and immaculate environment, and the Democrats turned it into a land of discarded heroin needles in parks, riots in streets, and blackouts in homes.
The cosmopolitan elites of Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, and Joe Biden, who blame America first? They want to enslave you to the weak, dependent, liberal victim ideology to the point that you will not recognize this country or yourself.
KimberlyGuilfoyle : (03:44) From the beginning, when President Trump spoke about making American Great Again, he was speaking about that shining city on a hill and restoring the beacon of light that once shined so bright. When President Trump cut middle class taxes, putting tens of thousands of dollars back in the pockets of working class Americans, that beacon began to flicker once again.
When President Trump commanded the defeat of ISIS, took out al-Baghdadi and Soleimani and paved the way for peace in the Middle East, that beacon started to glow. When he negotiated historic trade deals with Canada, Mexico, Japan, and China, bringing back thousands of manufacturing jobs to America, that beacon shined bright once again for the world to see.
Don’t let them kill future generations because they told you and brainwashed you and fed you lie that you weren’t good enough. Manifest and be the change in this country that you dream, that you hope, that you believe in.
Stand for an American President who is fearless, who believes in you, and who loves this country and will fight for her. President Trump is the leader who will rebuild the promise of America and ensure that every citizen can realize their American Dream.
Ladies and gentlemen, leaders and fighters for freedom and liberty and the American Dream, the best is yet to come! Between redundant shouts of the word “socialist” and declarations that “radical” Democrats would “control how you live,” Guilfoyle made one erroneous claim about her family that many could not ignore.
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.
Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Show MoreS how Less Guilfoyle, the finance chair of the Trump Victory Committee, was the only speaker Monday night who broke into a feral scream at times despite having no live audience present. Former Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott and Guilfoyle's boyfriend Donald Trump Jr. all spoke in normal conversational tones.
Following the first night of the convention, CNN's Jim Acosta said he spoke with two separate advisers to the Trump campaign who did not love Guilfoyle's speech. Bush was routinely taunted by the Trump campaign in the 2016 GOP primaries for a lack of energy and enthusiasm best encapsulated by his now-infamous “please clap” moment during a town hall in New Hampshire.