Before Kimberly Guilfoyle became a household name with her political commentary on Fox News and subsequently began a romantic relationship with Donald Trump Jr., she was married to one of the nation’s most prominent far-left Democrats.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom was the mayor of San Francisco during his marriage to Guilfoyle and more than 16 years after their divorce, it is clear that there is no love lost between the two public figures.
During a recent speech at an event billed America Fest, Guilfoyle shared her unvarnished thoughts about Newsom’s performance as governor.
Guilfoyle brings up her ex Gavin Newsom today: “In CA, they have vowed to get rid of gas powered cars. A bunch of winners over there. Ask me how I know. I got news for him, he ain’t making it to the White House!” pic.twitter.com/9yYSg5efej
— Ron Filipkowski 🇺🇦 (@RonFilipkowski) December 18, 2022
She highlighted Newsom’s short-sighted advocacy for a policy that would outlaw gas-powered vehicles by 2035, noting that proponents of the ban have offered “no explanation of how they are going to fund and power alternatives.”
Obliquely referencing her own complicated history with the governor, Guilfoyle added: “A bunch of winners over there, too, folks. Yeah, ask me how I know.”
Going on to address calls among some leftists for Newsom to run for president at some point in the future, his ex-wife declared that “he ain’t making it to the White House.”
Although Newsom recently asserted that he would not be throwing his hat in the ring for the 2024 Democratic presidential primary even if President Joe Biden decides not to run for re-election, he is still widely seen as a future contender for the nation’s highest political office.
His state’s rampant crime and staggeringly high cost of living could doom his chances of attracting support from more moderate Democrats and independent voters, though.
Californians have been moving away from the state in droves over the past several years as the situation has devolved over the course of the Newsom administration.
Voters in one of the state’s most populous counties recently voted to study the feasibility of seceding from the rest of the state.
In an interview earlier this year, Newsom fielded a few questions about his ex-wife.
When asked if the two still communicate, he said: “Nope. Not lately.”
The interviewer further suggested that it “must be weird” to realize that Guilfoyle is about to join the Trump family, prompting Newsom to acknowledge that “of course” it is.
He was willing to revisit some of the good times they had together, though.
“I mean, we had an interesting, not as combative relationship,” Newsom concluded. “Even though we went at it on a lot of issues, we also found ways to get along.”