Kimberly Guilfoyle wanted the money before speaking at former President Donald Trump’s Jan. 6 rally, according to transcripts, which included copies of text messages, given by the House committee investigating the Capitol incident.
Guilfoyle, who is engaged to Donald Trump Jr., was reportedly paid $60,000 for statements at the “Stop the Steal” event that lasted less than three minutes. The rally was scheduled to coincide with the certification of the 2020 election, which was later disrupted by a crowd, many of whom stormed the Capitol from the rally.
When messaging with Trump campaign deputy Caroline Wren, Guilfoyle insisted her words would not be free, according to the House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.
“You will pay us that’s the deal so don’t even think about it,” Guilfoyle wrote to Wren in one exchange. “You will send the funds as promised.” According to the transcripts, Guilfoyle told Wren that the two were “done for life” after a payment issue.
Julie Fancelli, the heiress to the grocery chain Publix, allegedly paid Guilfoyle the money. At the gathering, she and Donald Trump Jr. both spoke briefly. “We will continue to stand for President Trump, stand with them and for this country,” Guilfoyle told rallygoers. She added:
We will not allow the liberals and the Democrats to steal our dream or steal our elections. No president has fought harder than President Trump and his incredible family. And it’s been an honor to stand and fight alongside them. And we have a president that understands what it means to stand for the Second Amendment, for your rights, for the Constitution.
To stand for life. And it gives me great pleasure to be able to stand and fight throughout this country with one of the greatest Americans I have the pleasure to know. And that is Donald Trump Jr, the president’s son, let’s give him a warm welcome, and let’s show the president when he comes how much we love him.
God bless America. God bless our president. And Ladies and gentlemen, the best is yet to come. Guilfoyle delivered a 340-word speech that lasted about two minutes and 45 seconds. She was paid more than $176.47 per word.