- Kimberly Guilfoyle says she thinks Gavin Newsom will run for president in 2024.
- Guilfoyle said her ex-husband has “always wanted to be president of the United States.”
- Newsom has said on multiple occasions that he has no plans to run for president.
Guilfoyle was asked whether she thought Newsom had presidential ambitions during a Wednesday appearance on “The Charlie Kirk Show.”
“Do I think? I know he’s going to run for president,” Guilfoyle said. “He’s always wanted to be president of the United States.”
Guilfoyle said the presidency is something Newsom “wants very badly.”
“I think you’re going to see Gavin Newsom versus Donald J. Trump, running against each other for president,” Guilfoyle predicted. “Father-in-law and ex-husband!”
—Ron Filipkowski 🇺🇦 (@RonFilipkowski) February 16, 2023
As for Newsom’s political ambitions, he has said on more than one occasion that he does not plan to run for president.
“I’ve tried to say ‘no, no way’ in every way I possibly can,” Newsom told FOX 11 Los Angeles journalist Elex Michaelson in July, responding to a question on whether he is planning a 2024 run.
“Not happening, no, no, not at all,” Newsom said. “It’s humbling. It is sweet. It’s a nice thing to be asked. I mean it, and I never trust politicians, so I get why you keep asking.”
In November, Newsom said he told President Joe Biden that he will support a 2024 Biden re-election bid.
The Guilfoyle-Newsom feud is heating up
Newsom said Guilfoyle was “spending a lot of time in Democratic circles” when they were married.
“She fell prey, I think, to the culture at Fox in a deep way,” he said. “She would disagree with that assessment, she would perhaps suggest that she found the light.”
Guilfoyle responded to Newsom’s comments on “The Charlie Kirk Show” on Wednesday, calling it “absurd” that he would say she was part of a “cult mentality.”
“I didn’t change, he did,” she said of her ex. “He’s fallen prey to the left, the radical left, that is pushing him so far to the left that it’s unrecognizable.”
Guilfoyle and Newsom got married in 2001. They were still together when Newsom became the mayor of San Francisco in 2004. The couple filed for divorce in 2005 after Guilfoyle moved to New York City, per the San Francisco Chronicle.
Guilfoyle is now engaged to Donald Trump Jr., former President Donald Trump’s oldest son. Newsom has moved on, too — he married documentary filmmaker Jennifer Siebel Newsom in 2008.
Guilfoyle and representatives for Newsom did not immediately respond to Insider’s requests for comment.