WATCH: Kimberly Guilfoyle says Trump called her this morning to seek her advice on the Paris agreement among other policy matters. pic.twitter.com/sZn4GwV0wH
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Kimberly Guilfoyle made some boastful statements during a segment from Thursday’s The Five on Trump’s exit from the Paris Climate Agreement. According to the Fox News personality, the president reportedly called her on Thursday morning to discuss the Paris deal before his announcement later in the day, calling the decision a “brave and courageous” act for the president. Guilfoyle’s co-hosts seemed stunned by the revelation, including Greg Gutfield who said she “buried the lede” with the news and wanted to know why the president called her:
GUTFELD: Why did he call you?
GUILFOYLE: Climate change, taxes. The Five.
It’s certainly not the oddest thing to come out of the Trump presidency to this point, but it does add fuel to the rumors that Guilfoyle could be joining the administration very soon. It also adds another chapter to the love story between Fox News and Trump, almost turning the network into a media arm of his administration at some points.
The fallout from Trump’s decision has caused an exodus of business figures from his advisory councils, including Disney CEO Bob Iger and Elon Musk, and condemnation from leaders around the globe and within the United States. The comment by Guilfoyle raises questions about who Trump will listen to in reference to policy decisions. Many within Trump’s administration were against leaving the deal and business leaders from all walks urged the president to rethink his decision. It seems that the words of Guilfoyle and a few others could have carried more weight for the decision or at least supported a decision he had already made within his own mind.
(Via Fox News / Twitter)