When the anti-Trump media is not directly attacking President Donald Trump, the preferred secondary target for attack is his family. An obvious reason for such, aside from smearing the family’s reputation, is to cause dissension and in-fighting among family members.
This was the overtly apparent goal of a lengthy and fantastical anti-Trump piece that recently appeared in The Atlantic. The piece not only pitted Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump, Jr. against each other, but also threw Don Jr.’s girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle in the mix by supposedly quoting less-than-friendly remarks about her relationship with Don Jr. from the president.
Media Hit Job
The main premise of the piece was how Ivanka was the favored child of President Trump who had been specifically groomed by him to be the heir to the Trump empire.
However, that had been prior to Trump winning the presidency, and now his thinking has purportedly shifted as Ivanka’s influence in the White House has waned and Don Jr.’s popularity among conservatives and Trump supporters has grown tremendously.
This brings us to Kimberly Guilfoyle, who began dating Don Jr. after he got divorced from his wife Vanessa in 2018. The two are reportedly very close and may be considering a marriage of their own.
The Atlantic asserted that while President Trump had never been a particularly big fan of Don Jr.’s marriage to Vanessa, he was reportedly “even less enthusiastic” about Guilfoyle.
Guilfoyle allegedly lobbied hard for a job in the Trump administration both before and after she left Fox News, but that job offer never came, ostensibly because she was viewed as little more than an attractive airhead.
Nevertheless, she received a position on the Trump 2020 re-election campaign and has been right by Don Jr.’s side at numerous fundraisers and rallies to help build up support for the president.
The Atlantic went to great pains to paint a picture that the majority of the Trump family viewed Guilfoyle with thinly-disguised disapproval. The article even asserted that President Trump had made it known that she wasn’t invited to the family’s Thanksgiving gathering at Mar-a-Lago, an assertion both the White House and Don Jr. denied.
As if that weren’t bad enough, the article even seemed to imply that President Trump himself was attracted to Guilfoyle, suggesting that he was jealous of his son’s catch, a rather ridiculous notion given who the first lady is.
All of that said, the article did note that in spite of Trump’s supposed disapproval of Don Jr.’s relationship with Guilfoyle, he nonetheless realized what a big hit the pair were with supporters out on the campaign trail, seemingly suggesting the president has granted his tacit approval to the romance for political purposes.
In all, the whole article was nothing short of a ridiculous smear campaign intended to spark in-fighting among the Trump siblings with anonymous quotes and innuendos. But in all likelihood, as usual, the media has once again underestimated the Trump family and totally misread things by imposing their opinions upon the actual reality of things.