A recent revelation that came out of the January 6th House Select Committee amid their explosive public hearings apparently left many a Republican rather miffed over the way Donald Trump’s campaign spent a lot of the cash they received through donations and fundraising.
Rep. Zoe Lofgren, a prominent member of the January 6th House Panel that’s currently investigating the deadly Capitol attack, sat for an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper, where she revealed that Donald Trump Jr.’s girlfriend, Kimberly Guilfoyle, allegedly raked in a whopping $60,000 payday for the “for two and a half minutes” of introduction she gave for her own significant other during Donald Trump’s infamous January 6th, 2021 “Stop the Steal” rally outside the Capitol building, just hours before Trump’s rabid supporters would go on to violently storm the nation’s Capitol with Congress inside, in a desperate attempt to stop the certification of the Electoral College votes in Joe Biden’s favor.
New York Times correspondent Maggie Haberman made an appearance on CNN’s New Day and explained to anchor John Berman that the people in “Trump World” were left pretty aggravated over Guilfoyle’s fat paycheck for essentially doing next to nothing.
According to Haberman, Trump insiders passed around the viral clip of Lofgren’s revelation and complained on behalf of the “retirees” who funded Kim’s fat payday for introducing her own boyfriend through their donations to Donald Trump’s campaign — though Maggie pointed out that Trump’s closest insiders noted that they shouldn’t even be surprised.
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“The committee has found information that Kimberly Guilfoyle was paid $60,000 to speak at the rally on January 6, $60,000 for a speech that was, what, 3 minutes?” Berman questioned the NYT correspondent.
“If that,” Haberman replied.
“If that, 3 minutes long. And what have you heard over the last several hours since that revelation about how people in Trumpworld feel about this?” the CNN anchor pressed.
Haberman explained, “So I want to say two things about that. People in Trumpworld are sharing that clip. They are aghast that this is the amount of money that she got for a speech to introduce her boyfriend. They couldn’t really get over it, I had one former adviser say to me, essentially, these were folks who were raising money in small amounts from retirees, telling them this was going to be some legal fight that didn’t really happen. And instead, Kimberly Guilfoyle is getting paid. But this is the whole ecosystem. So it’s fine that some people are upset about this. But this is, there’s some level of this that often goes on around Trump, and it shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone.”
Watch the clip here: