Donald Trump Jr. is officially dating Kimberly Guilfoyle and the Fox News host has even received the seal of approval from the president and the first family.
A source close to the president’s son told DailyMail.com that the two are ‘crazy about each other’ and have never tried to hide their romance.
‘They’re really into each other, it’s obvious from the way they are together, and they haven’t tried to hide it. But they haven’t felt compelled to make any kind of pronouncement that they’re romantically involved,’ the source said.
The NY Daily News published a column Tuesday calling for the firing of Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle over her reported relationship with Donald Trump Jr.
After Vanessa Trump filed for divorce from her husband back in March, it was being reported last month that Don Jr. and Guilfoyle were being seen together at various social events in New York City. Neither have exactly confirmed nor denied their relationship.
However, writer Linda Stasi believes such a relationship is so problematic that she is demanding Fox News either demote or fire its host.
Stasi actually spent more time trashing “Fredo” Don Jr. in her column than she does criticizing Guilfoyle, who she even referred to as a “brilliant woman.” So the piece really feels primarily like an opportunity to hit Trump Jr. at Guilfoyle’s expense. The second problem with the piece is that Stasi failed to acknowledge that Guilfoyle is an opinion host and not a “reporter” as she alleged in her headline.
Here is an excerpt from her faulty logic:
Now that Kimberly Guilfoyle is reportedly having sleepovers with Donald Trump Jr., the Fredo Corleone of the Trump boys, while she’s reporting on him, his father, his father’s sex scandals, and the Mueller investigation, what Fox News — that fair and balanced network — should do is bust her down to courtroom reporter. Or fire her.
That’s what the sex-scandal-plagued news network must do to maintain even the slightest shred of journalistic integrity. She can’t report on the most powerful family in the country while dating one of them.
Don Jr’s Ex Vanessa jumped in:
The Hill notes,
Donald Trump Jr. slammed The New York Daily News on Wednesday after one of its columnists told Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle, with whom he’s rumored to be in a relationship, to go pick grapes, arguing the rhetoric is “racist” due to Guilfoyle’s Puerto Rican heritage.
How did this get past her editors at the @NYDailyNews? Or do they condone this kind of talk? I guess hypocrisy, sexism & racist rhetoric are alive & well there.
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) June 13, 2018
The president’s eldest son was referring to a column by Linda Stasi that argues Guilfoyle, a co-host of “The Five,” should be fired because she “can’t possibly stay neutral while dating a Trump kid.”After blowback on social media, Stasi took to Twitter to apologize for the “misunderstanding,” saying she “had no idea Kimberly Guilfoyle is half Puerto Rican.”
Absolutely no idea that Kimberly Guilfoyle is half Puerto Rican…and my column was in no way meant as a slur. Nonetheless I will change that reference online. I’m just surprised anyone would have assumed such a stereotype b/c someone is half-Latina. So sorry for misunderstanding
— Linda Stasi (@lindastasi) June 13, 2018
The line about “picking grapes” was changed to “picking lottery numbers” with no editor’s note to readers indicating the shift.
In the same piece, Stasi argues that Guilfoyle “can’t report” on President Trump or his family while in an alleged relationship with Trump Jr.
“She can’t report on the most powerful family in the country while dating one of them,” she wrote.
“The Five,” is an opinion show that began airing on the network in July 2011.
Guilfoyle, a former prosecuting attorney, is an open supporter of President Trump and has stated that she’s been a friend of the family for more than a decade.
“I think I enjoy a very straightforward and authentic, very genuine relationship, one that’s built on trust and integrity, and I think that’s imperative for success in that position,” she told the San Francisco Mercury News in May 2017.
That same month, Guilfoyle was in talks to replace Sean Spicer as White House press secretary, a job that eventually went to Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
“I’m a patriot, and it would be an honor to serve the country,” Guilfoyle said at the time. “I think it’d be a fascinating job. It’s a challenging job, and you need someone really determined and focused, a great communicator in there with deep knowledge to be able to handle that position.”