Kimberly Guilfoyle is a former Fox News host, Trump advisor and ally, and current fiancée of Donald Trump, Jr. After standing out for essentially screaming her remarks at the 2020 GOP convention, she later helped organize the Jan. 6, 2021 March to Save America, which fired up the crowd just prior to the attack on the Capitol. She claimed to have raised at least $3 million for the rally, and was paid $60,000 for the under three-minute speech she gave to introduce Trump, Jr.
In January 2020, Guilfoyle was appointed national chair of the Trump Victory Finance Committee, a major campaign funding organization for Trump and other Republicans. She, in turn, brought on Caroline Wren—another fundraiser and organizer behind the Jan. 6 rally—as her deputy.
The House Select Committee investigating the attack on the Capitol subpoenaed Guilfoyle, who has testified before the committee on at least one occasion.
She now heads Trump’s Make America Great Again, Again super PAC and is touring with the ex-president in his as-yet-unofficial campaign for reelection.
January 6, 2021
- According to ProPublica, Guilfoyle bragged in texts to a GOP operative that she had raised $3 million for the Jan. 6 Save America/Stop the Steal rally from Julie Fancelli, heir to the Publix fortune and one of the leading financiers of the event. The texts also suggest that Guilfoyle attempted to influence the choice of invited speakers for the event.
- Guilfoyle, her aide Caroline Wren, and Fancelli worked closely together throughout 2020 to raise and distribute money throughout a network of conservative organizations.
- Guilfoyle delivered a brief speech at the Jan. 6 rally, introducing Donald Trump, Jr., to whom she had recently become engaged. “We will not allow the liberals and the Democrats to steal our dream or steal our elections,” she said. Through Turning Point USA, Fancelli paid Guilfoyle $60,000 for her appearance.
The Big Lie
- Guilfoyle continues to spread lies about the 2020 election and the integrity of elections in the U.S. overall as one of the speakers at Trump’s American Freedom Tour, in which the former president justifies his attempts to subvert the 2020 election results as he campaigns to regain office in 2024.