“I couldn’t be more proud as a devout Catholic myself to be able to spread the message and the word of God in this country.”
Former Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle on Monday rallied Catholics to support President Trump, citing his commitment to anti-abortion and religious liberty causes as the “single issue” that should drive their votes.
Guilfoyle, one of Trump’s top fundraisers and Donald Trump Jr.’s girlfriend, in the past week emerged as one of the campaign’s most vocal ambassadors to the religious voters. Touting her Catholic upbringing and education as bona fides, the controversial media personality has positioned herself as a critic of abortion, and “liberal politicians trying to shut down churches and other houses of worship across the country by giving free to the rioters and looters in the streets.”
“I couldn’t be more proud as a devout Catholic myself to be able to spread the message and the word of God in this country and thanks to President Trump, who has ensured our religious liberty and freedom like no other president before him,” Guilfoyle said at a Catholics for Trump event on Monday.
Guilfoyle’s push against church closures comes as her ex-husband, California Gov. Gavin Newsom, has issued orders restricting worship in most of the churches in the state. Newsom in early July issued a singing ban and in mid-July required that churches hold their services outside. These orders have provoked criticism from Christians, as well as calls for Trump to intervene.
Guilfoyle echoed many of these criticisms in a video last week, calling out governors for closing churches and permitting other “assaults on our Christian faith” during the coronavirus pandemic and protests following the death of George Floyd. She expanded on those criticisms Monday, saying that it is urgent that people of faith vote for Trump.