“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.
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.”
Well, pretty clear her resume wasn't the deciding factor.
— Beth⭐️ (@PersuasivePR) April 30, 2019
All in the family part deaux?
— ☘️Ian McPherson☘️ (@Ianmcpherson22) April 30, 2019
"Senior advisor." hahaha. But he's running out of family members.
— paulaptb (@paulaptlb) April 30, 2019
My favorite thing about Kimberly Guilfoyle is that she got to where she is in life on merit and hard work alone. https://t.co/9cc0mt4EuF
— Windsor Mann (@WindsorMann) April 30, 2019
Good for you. Jr’s lover, Kim, gets on the payroll.
— sean mannion (@AstoriaMannion) April 30, 2019
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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