Kimberly Guilfoyle brought a cheering crowd to its feet recently when she declared that California Gov. Gavin Newsom — who happens to be her ex-husband — will not occupy the White House.
The pair were married from 2001 to 2006. The former Fox News commentator and first lady of San Francisco was speaking Sunday to the conservative gathering America Fest, hosted by Turning Point USA.
Kimberly Guilfoyle Takes a Rare Swipe At Ex-Husband Gavin Newsom In Rousing AmFest Speech https://t.co/ITS9PUtKvw
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In her keynote speech, she related that California recently pledged to do away with gas-powered vehicles. This vow, she said, was made without thought to either funding or powering alternative transportation.
Guilfoyle then coyly told the gathering to “ask me how I know.” The audience erupted in laughter at her reference to her ex, who is widely rumored to have presidential aspirations.
But then she dropped the bombshell. “I’ve got news for him,” she declared. “He ain’t making it to the White House.” This brought roaring laughter from the appreciative crowd.
There is widespread speculation that Newsom has his sights set on a national campaign if President Joe Biden decides to forego a second term. And despite his claims that he still intends to seek a second term, most believe the incumbent will step aside in 2024.
As for his seemingly logical successor, Vice President Kamala Harris, even the staunchest Democrat knows she will be trounced by virtually any Republican.
As for Newsom, he survived a GOP recall bid in 2021 before easily winning reelection this year. There are numerous indications that he has his sights set on the national stage, not the least of which came when he went out of his way to pick a fight with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
Just last week, the California governor visited the U.S.-Mexico border. That is a feat Biden has yet to accomplish in almost two years in office.
And while Newsom told Politico recently that he pledged to “everyone in the White House” that he will not challenge Biden in 2024, the possibility of the incumbent declining to seek reelection is real.
A recent YouGov poll found that Newsom placed fourth among possible Democratic candidates if Biden steps aside. Harris led the pack with a paltry 19%, followed by Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg (14%), Bernie Sanders (13%), and then Newsom with 10%.