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 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.
“The Daily Show With Trevor Noah” simply reacted to the speech by retweeting a random series of all-caps numbers and letters from Lady Gaga. And Broadway star Bette Miller sarcastically wondered if Donald Trump Jr. later appeared to be crying because his girlfriend yelled at him.
And several people tweeted a viral image of Guilfoyle gesturing toward the sky with her arms outstretched and mouth wide open mid-shout, which comedian ZWE wryly captioned, “Time to conquer Earth!” While actor George Take drew a visual comparison to the meme of “Sesame Street” puppet Elmo summoning infernal flames.
Others posted edited photos and collages of Guilfoyle as Repulse, the green Wicked Witch of the West, Maleficent and other nefarious characters. A marginal celebrity headed into the convention, the lawyer and girlfriend of Donald Trump Jr. had an indelible moment with a cheerleading speech that concluded with her shout of “the best is yet to come” to an empty theater.
Stephen Colbert mimicked poking his head out from under a table after playing a clip of Guilfoyle on CBS’ “Late Show.” “This is the first time in my life I had to turn down the volume on C-SPAN,” said Colbert, performing to an audience of his wife in his CBS office.
On “The Daily Show,” Trevor Noah said Guilfoyle ’s speech was so loud that Canada called the cops. The Internet was flooded with online memes, some of which depicted Guilfoyle as a darkly sinister figure surrounded by thunderstorms and flames.
That stands in contrast to Colbert, who is doing the “Late Show” live for the two weeks of the convention. Noah has expanded his “Daily Social Distancing Show” to five nights instead of four during the conventions.
His jokes during the Democratic convention were decidedly milder, including one routine that mocked Joe Biden’s penchant for calling people he barely knows on the telephone. HBO’s John Oliver teased Democrats for the repeated use of the word “decent” to describe their candidate.
KimberlyGuilfoyle speaks as she tapes her speech for the first day of the Republican National Convention from the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, Monday, Aug. 24, 2020. KimberlyGuilfoyle speaks as she tapes her speech for the first day of the Republican National Convention from the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, Monday, Aug. 24, 2020.
The 51-year-old former attorney, who is the National Chair of Trump Victory Finance Committee, spoke from the Mellon Auditorium on Monday night (August 24) in Washington, D.C. Country music singer Main Morris tweeted during the speech and said that the RNC seemed like it was an episode of SNL.
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. © Provided by The Daily Beast OLIVIER Colliery KimberlyGuilfoyle came to play at the Republican National Convention on Monday night.
As Guilfoyle spoke before an empty convention room, the volume of her voice steadily rose until she was practically screaming into the camera about her undying love for America and President Donald Trump. Criticizing her former home state of California for scheduling blackouts amidst massive wildfires, she declared, “In President Trump’s America we light things up, we don’t dim them down.
In President Trump's America we light things up, we don't dim them down,” Guilfoyle continued. We kneel in prayer and we stand for our flag.
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This content is created and maintained by a third party, and imported onto this page to help users provide their email addresses. 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.