For a while this week, it looked like Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle might be about to replace Sean Spicer as White House Press Secretary, or take another top White House communications post. President Trump reportedly discussed the idea with allies, and Guilfoyle herself said she’d talked to White House aides about taking over from Spicer.
It now looks less likely to happen, though nothing’s been ruled out. But Guilfoyle’s interesting ideas about voting, as well as about what life is like for most young women, suggest she might fit in well at the White House.
In a 2014 Fox segment, Guilfoyle agreed with another host who said young women shouldn’t be encouraged to vote.
“It’s the same reason why young women on juries are not a good idea,” added Guilfoyle, a former prosecutor. “They don’t get it. They’re not in that same, like, life experience of paying the bills, doing the mortgage, kids, community, crime, education, healthcare. They’re, like, healthy and hot and running around without a care in the world.”
When someone else on the panel objected that young women had every right to be on juries, Guilfoyle said: “I didn’t say they shouldn’t be, I just thank and excuse them so they can go back on Tinder or Match.com.”
Guilfoyle, the ex-wife of Gavin Newsom, who’s now California’s lieutenant governor, later said she was just kidding. But the news about a possible White House post for her comes just days after the announcement of a presidential commission to study voter fraud, which many fear will lay the groundwork for new laws that make voting harder for certain groups, including young people.
So she may be just the right person for the White House job.