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The Republican National Convention kicked off Monday night with speakers including Nikki Haley (opens in new tab), Donald Trump Jr., and former Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle. The pre-recorded speech from Guilfoyle, the girlfriend of Trump Jr.—and ex-wife of California Governor Gavin Newsom, if you really want to know some tea—left people freaking out after watching.
Guilfoyle discussed, among other things, the "radical" agenda of Democrats and her family history as a first-generation American. She also talked about her mother's life as a teacher in Puerto Rico (opens in new tab) and her father, who was born in Ireland...but the last time I checked, Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory, which would mean its residents are U.S. citizens, no?
Guilfoyle even made a jab at her ex-husband, citing California as the "socialist Biden/Harris future for our country." She said, "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. In President Trump's America we light things up, we don't dim them down," Guilfoyle continued. "We build things up, we don't burn them down. We kneel in prayer and we stand for our flag. This election is a battle for the soul of America."
I haven't seen anything this level of wild since the last season of The Bachelor. Yeah, so like I said, people on Twitter had a lot of thoughts...
Kimberly Guilfoyle last night. pic.twitter.com/kZoJoxmeqDAugust 25, 2020
Kimberly Guilfoyle's speechwriter before she went on stage pic.twitter.com/w02cvROK7WAugust 25, 2020
ICYMI here’s Kimberly Guilfoyle’s #RNC speech. https://t.co/IBaQiXmAoNAugust 25, 2020
when i have exactly two drinks and try cheering up my boys on discord pic.twitter.com/MpZZ69ll4TAugust 25, 2020
Even celebrities chimed on the madness:
Kimberly Guilfoyle: https://t.co/UKOmoqOYbrAugust 25, 2020
I don’t have enough weed to watch this foolishness. #RNCAugust 25, 2020
Can’t wait for Cecily Strong to play Kimberly Guilfoyle on SNL!!! So much material, so little time.August 25, 2020
Let this serve as a friendly reminder to make sure you're registered to vote (opens in new tab) for the election on November 3!
Bianca Rodriguez is the Fashion & Luxury Commerce Manager at Hearst Magazines, covering fashion, beauty, and more for Cosmopolitan, Elle, Esquire, Harper’s BAZAAR, and Town & Country. She likes lounging about with a good book and thinks a closet without platform sneakers is a travesty.
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