Early in her speech at the Republican National Convention on Monday night, Kimberly Guilfoyle used her home state as an ominous warning.

“If you want to see the socialist Biden-Harris future for our country,” she cautioned, “just take a look at California.”

What she recalled as a “place of immense wealth, immeasurable innovation [and] an immaculate environment” had been razed by Democrats “into a land of discarded heroin needles in parks, riots in streets and blackouts in homes,” she said.

Yet it is perhaps no coincidence that Guilfoyle, a prosecutor-turned-Fox News host-turned Trump surrogate, has long, contentious ties with two of that state’s most prominent Democrats: Gov. Gavin Newsom, her ex-husband, and Sen. Kamala D. Harris, the Democratic vice-presidential nominee and her former office rival.

During an opening night filled with no shortage of noteworthy speakers, few seemed to draw quite as much attention — or yell out their words quite as loudly — as Guilfoyle, a top fundraising official for the Trump campaign and Donald Trump Jr.’s girlfriend.

Stephen Colbert joked on “The Late Show” that the unusually shouty address was the first time he ever had to turn the volume down on C-SPAN. Journalists for right-wing publications noted that her booming voice seemed more appropriate for a rally, not an empty ballroom broadcast live on television.

“I heard Kim Guilfoyle’s speech and my TV’s not even on,” wrote Chuck Ross, a reporter at the Daily Caller.

Her message was a far cry from her time as a highflying government attorney in California.

As The Washington Post’s Sarah Ellison and Dan Zak reported in 2018, Guilfoyle was born in San Francisco to an Irish father and a Puerto Rican mother who died young. (At the convention, Guilfoyle introduced herself as a first-generation American and suggested her mother was an immigrant, even though Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory.)….


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