25 August 2020 16:35
The Independent employs reporters around the world to bring you truly independent journalism. To support us, please consider a contribution. Stephen Colbert lampooned Kimberly Guilfoyle's speech after the Trump campaign staffer spoke at the Republican National Convention. Guilfoyle, a former Fox News host and current partner of Donald Trump Jr, gave the address on Monday during the convention's opening night. Making fun of Guilfoyle's booming tone, Colbert described her on his late show as "Trump Jr girlfriend and vengeful banshee who will haunt your dreams Kimberly Guilfoyle, who screamed this message of hope".
Download the new Independent Premium app Sharing the full story, not just the headlines An excerpt played of Guilfoyle urging viewers to "take a look at California", after which Colbert added: "I'm trying to look at California but there's fire everywhere because of climate change." Colbert then reminded viewers that Guilfoyle used to be married to Gavin Newson, California's current governor. "I'm guessing that was not an amicable split. But I think I know who was awarded custody of the rage, because when it came to the president's agenda, she had some very nuanced screams," he added. After playing the end of Guilfoyle's speech, Colbert temporarily disappeared from the frame before reappearing timidly. "Is the loud lady gone?" he asked.
"This is the first time in my life I've had to turn down the volume on C-Span. "I'm glad we've already had our kids because I think I was too close to the TV, I might have been sterilised by that." Guilfoyle's speech has made headlines for other reasons besides her delivery. During the address, Guilfoyle, citing her mother's Puerto Rican roots, described herself as a first-generation American. But Puerto Rico is a US territory, and its residents are US citizens. Additional reporting by agencies KIMBERLY Guilfoyle is the partner of Donald Trump Jr - the President's son. But when did the couple meet, and who is she? 2 Kimberly Guilfoyle, 51, has been friends with the Trump family for years Credit: AP:Associated Press Who is Kimberly Guilfoyle? Kimberly Guilfoyle, 51, is an American attorney and television news personality who co-hosted The Five on Fox News. She was born in San Francisco in 1969 to a Puerto Rican mother and Irish father, and trained to be a lawyer - before appearing on multiple legal TV shows. In 2018, The Washington Post described Guilfoyle as a "conservative cheerleader for President Trump". She has been friends with the Trump family for many years. Guilfoyle was reported to be the chair of the finance committee of the Trump Victory Committee earlier in 2020. She tested positive for coronavirus in July 2020, but said she was feeling well and "looking forward to a speedy recovery". Donald Trump Jr did not test positive for the virus. 2 Kimberly Guilfoyle is dating President Trump's son Donald Trump Jr Credit: Getty Images On August 24, Guilfoyle gave a fiery speech at the 2020 Republican National Convention. She declared that Democrats "want to destroy this country, and everything that we have fought for and hold dear". She shouted her support for her boyfriend's father saying: "President Trump is the leader who will rebuild the promise of America and ensure that every citizen can realise their American dream." MORE ON DONALD TRUMP JR EYES WIDE SHUT Why are Donald Trump Jr's eyes trending today? TRUMP'S SON What is Donald Trump Jr's net worth and who is his ex-wife Vanessa? When did she meet Donald Trump Jr? Guilfoyle has been friends with the Trump family for years - but news leaked in May 2018 that she and Donald Trump Jr were dating. The pair attended an event together, causing media speculation. Guilfoyle has been married twice before - her first husband, Gavin Newsom, was also in the political world, serving as mayor of San Francisco in 2003. She married her second husband Eric Villency in 2006, however the couple announced their split just three years later, after having a son together.