The president toured the area with the state’s outgoing governor, Jerry Brown — as well as Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom, who has been trading barbs with Trump all year. But the fact that Newsom has called Trump a “joke and a racist” isn’t what the internet was hung up on during their meeting. Twitter was teeming with comments about how “awkward” it was that Trump and Newsom were together when Trump’s son Don Jr. is dating Newsom’s ex-wife, Kimberly Guilfoyle. Yes, the infamous Donberly.
In addition to the “a” word, it was also called “messy,” with another person saying Newsom was “almost a Trump family member.” (Gasp!) Here are some of the comments:
Governor Elect Newsom was once married to Donald Trump Jr. new girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle… #Messy!
— William E. Crowder (@revdrcrowderjr) November 17, 2018
Amazingly, Gavin Newsom, the governer-elect of California, used to be married to Junior's current paramour, Fox News newsreader Kimberly Guilfoyle. so he's almost a Trump family member.
— manu saadia 🖖 (@trekonomics) November 17, 2018
At BEALE AFB, Gavin Newsom greeted
What a small world. KIMBERLY GUILFOYLE was once married to NEWSOM. That was her first marriage.
And now she is with the recently separated (from his wife) DON JR.
Trump can make small talk about GUILFOYLE… pic.twitter.com/GzZdnVyxsM
— C'estMoi! (@mostwiselatina) November 17, 2018
WOW! Gavin Newsom has to spend time with Orange Fat Boy today. He was married to Kimberly Guilfoyle…hasn’t he suffered enough???
— Michael Koda (@MichaelKoda3) November 17, 2018
Yeah – very weird to realize that our Gov-elect, Gavin Newsom, was married to Kimberly Ann Guilfoyle, Donald Trump Jr.'s current girlfriend — who was also on the midterms campaign trail for the GOP. https://t.co/ubXludTB1y
— 'Abbey' (@DaveRhody) November 17, 2018
— Maria Galasso (@1mragal) November 17, 2018
OMG I just remembered Lt Governor Newsom is the ex-husband of Trump Jr's girlfriend. Trump has a second reason to feel Awkward Newsom actually has a thriving business and is in a position of authority in CA! .Jr. is a reject with fraud investigations against him in New York.
— Vote Nov 6,2018 (@Bangelnuts) November 17, 2018
So devastating. Also, must have been a bit awkward between President Trump and Newsom, since Newsom’s ex-wife is very serious with the President’s son.
— Krista Nicole (@KristaNicole17) November 17, 2018
Don Jr. has been dating Guilfoyle, a former Fox News personality now working for the pro-Trump PAC America First, since earlier this year — soon after he and his wife, Vanessa, split.
Guilfoyle was married to Newsom from 2001 to 2006. In September, he was asked about his former wife dating a Trump and he told the reporter that he found it to be an “awkward” question, but ultimately said, “No, it’s fine. I wish her well, and them well. And we see the world, clearly, with a different set of eyes politically.” Guilfoyle has said they are still friendly, despite their differing politics, and enjoy regular phone calls. She even made a comment about how Newsom and Trump Jr. both wear slicked-back hair.
Of course, the real purpose of Trump’s visit to California was to survey the devastating fires. As of Saturday, the death toll for the Camp Fire and Woolsey Fire was 71, and more than 1,000 people had been reported missing. On Friday, Gerard Butler and Robin Thicke, who both lost their homes in the Woolsey Fire, took the stage at a star-studded benefit to raise money for wildfire relief.
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