New details show Kimberly Guilfoyle demanded $60,000 to speak at Jan. 6 rally

Kimberly Guilfoyle
Kimberly Guilfoyle was paid $60,000 to introduce her fiance Donald Trump Jr. at the “Save America” rally on the Ellipse outside the White House on Jan. 6, 2021, according to a member of the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

New details show Kimberly Guilfoyle demanded $60,000 to speak at Jan. 6 rally

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Kimberly Guilfoyle demanded she be paid $60,000 before agreeing to speak at the Jan. 6 rally, according to new details from the Jan. 6 committee transcripts.

In June, it was reported that Guilfoyle, who worked on former President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign and is engaged to Donald Trump Jr., was paid by Turning Point Action for her speech that introduced her fiance and lasted less than three minutes. Publix supermarket heiress Julie Fancelli was the sponsoring donor.

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The transcripts reveal Guilfoyle’s insistence that appearing at the “Stop the Steal” rally, which was held on the Ellipse outside the White House, would not be free.

“You will pay us that’s the deal so don’t even think about it,” Guilfoyle wrote to Trump campaign deputy Caroline Wren in a text message. “You will send the funds as promised.”

Wren and Guilfoyle disagreed on the payment, triggering Guilfoyle to say they were “done for life,” according to the transcripts.

Guilfoyle did receive her payment and told the rally crowd: “We will continue to stand for President Trump, stand with them and for this country.”

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Her speech reportedly consisted of a total of 340 words, which resulted in a value of $176.47 per word.

Guilfoyle met with the Jan. 6 committee in April after being subpoenaed the month prior due to her initial meeting in February abruptly ending when she did not approve of some lawmakers’ presence. The committee sought to question Guilfoyle, believing she held critical information about communications with Trump before the riot.

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