Kimberly Guilfoyle says Kamala Harris is secretly running White House, not Joe Biden: 'She's calling the shots'
Guilfoyle, partner of Donald Trump Jr, said in a TV interview recently that she has known the Democrat for a long time
Kimberly Guilfoyle, the girlfriend of Donald Trump Jr, feels it is Vice President Kamala Harris and not President Joe Biden who is running the show at the White House. The 52-year-old even called Harris, the first woman veep of the US, the “de facto commander-in-chief”.
Guilfoyle, who is seeing the eldest son of former president Donald Trump since 2018, was speaking on Newsmax on Tuesday, April 27, where she said that she “knows” Harris is in charge of the all-important office. Talking about Biden, she said: “It’s really sad, he’s way in over his skis.”
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“Kamala Harris is really the de facto commander-in-chief,” Guilfoyle said. “She made it very clear. She’s calling the shots here, I know this, I’ve known her a long time.”
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Guilfoyle and Harris have known each other for a long time
Both Guilfoyle and Harris, 56, have a connection with California. While both were born in the Golden State, the two were also close. When Guilfoyle dated current California Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom in the 2000s and the two got married in 2001 before Newsom became the mayor of San Francisco in 2004, Harris also took charge as the district attorney of San Francisco the same year.
Guilfoyle had met Harris more than two decades ago (like the latter, she also studied law) and hence her claim of knowing the current vice president for long might not be entirely baseless. But it was difficult to understand how Guilfoyle, who is known to be a Republican sympathizer now, has gained an insight into the inner functioning of the Biden administration.
Guilfoyle and Harris are, in fact, known for their rivalry. As the country witnessed the animosity between the two women in the run-up to the 2020 presidential election as the two represented the opposing camps (Guilfoyle served as a senior advisor to former president Trump’s re-election campaign). However, the two share an old enmity as it is alleged that Harris tampered with Guilfoyle’s career more than a decade ago.
In November 2003, San Francisco Chronicle reported that Harris supposedly interfered with Guilfoyle’s effort to return to the San Francisco District Attorney’s office.
What happened between Guilfoyle and Harris?
After Guilfoyle completed her graduation from law school in 1994, she worked as a prosecutor in San Francisco for some time before losing her job two years later when the then newly elected SF district attorney Terence Halinan sacked her along with some other deputies. Thereafter, Guilfoyle got a job at the Los Angeles DA’s office and her path merged with that of Harris after the latter was recruited to supervise the DA’s criminal unit back in San Francisco. Guilfoyle, who was seeing Newsom, who was a member of the SF Board of Supervisors then, wanted to leave Los Angeles and return to San Francisco. She reportedly got a phone call from Harris who told her that there was no money to hire her. Harris though denied the allegation saying she had never tried to stop Guilfoyle from returning.
Guilfoyle eventually returned to the SF DA’s office some months later and her service in a second-degree murder trial involving a dog mauling catapulted her to fame.
However, both Guilfoyle and Harris have said time and again in the public that they have mutual respect and admiration for each other.