Trump hires Don Jr.'s girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle as senior campaign adviser: 'He's running out of family members'

Former Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle is capping one year of dating Donald Trump Jr. with a major new job: leading the charge in getting his dad re-elected.

Kimberly Guilfoyle appears at a rally for Republican U.S. Senate candidate John James in Pontiac, Mich., Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Kimberly Guilfoyle has officially joined the Trump 2020 campaign. (Photo: AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Guilfoyle — who has been seeing the first son since last May, following his split from Vanessa Trump — has announced that she’s joining President Trump’s 2020 campaign as a senior advisor.

“It's time to get to work and WIN for America in 2020,” she wrote in a social media post about her new gig.

Conservatives are hailing Guilfoyle’s new career move, which comes about nine months after news broke that she was leaving Fox News. Amid rumors that her exit from the network was prompted by allegations of misconduct, Guilfoyle went on to become vice chairwoman of America First Policies, a pro-Trump PAC.

She’ll now be working directly on the Trump campaign, becoming the latest de facto family member to be hired by POTUS. First daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner are White House senior advisors, Eric Trump’s wife Lara Trump is a senior consultant to Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale, and both Don Jr. and Eric have been hitting the campaign trail while running The Trump Organization on behalf of their father.

Photo by: Raoul Gatchalian/STAR MAX/IPx 2018 9/27/18 Donald Trump Jr. and Kimberly Guilfoyle at a reception in honor of Danny Tarkanian in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Guilfoyle has been dating Donald Trump Jr. since last May. (Photo: Raoul Gatchalian/STAR MAX)

While the Trumps aren’t exactly the first family to play favorites — it’s standard for family members to serve as campaign surrogates, and President Kennedy famously appointed his brother Robert to be his attorney general —Guilfoyle’s hiring is breathing new life into accusations of nepotism.

While Trump supporters are lauding what they call a “solid squad” on his campaign, critics are calling Guilfoyle — who was previously married to California Gov. Gavin Newsom — a “grifter” who is dating Don Jr. to “get on the payroll.”

Guilfoyle, meanwhile, hasn’t wasted any time in hitting the campaign trail. She and her beau joined his father at his rally in Wisconsin last weekend.

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