On the first night of the Republican National Convention, Donald Trump and the Republicans — according to the NYTimes — “mounted a misleading defense of President Trump’s record … while unleashing a barrage of attacks on Joseph R. Biden Jr. and the Democratic Party that were unrelenting in their bleakness.”
I mean, I didn’t watch it, because I care about my mental health and I know that every lie, every misleading attack, and all the revisionist rhetoric would do a number on my blood pressure. Donald Trump, Jr. apparently spent much of his speech praising his father’s management of the pandemic, in spite of the 180,000 person death count and in spite of polls consistently showing the country thinks he has managed it poorly.
Former NFL player Herschel Walker also endorsed Trump, and suggested that Trump is not a racist because Herschel Walker would never be friends with a racist. A Black Georgia Democrat also endorsed Trump, although I’m not sure I’d call anyone who supports Trump a “Democrat.” (Twitter had a lot of very mean things to say about this guy that I won’t repeat here.)
"The Democratic Party does not want Black people to leave their mental plantation," said Georgia state Rep. Vernon Jones, a Democrat. "We've been forced to be there for decades and generations. But I have news for Joe Biden: We are free. We are free people with free minds." pic.twitter.com/HxD7wFV0CH— CNN (@CNN) August 25, 2020
But I’m not here for any of that. I’m here for the viral moments, and there were a couple. I’m not going to punish you with Kimberly Guilfoyle’s entire speech, but suffice to say, she brought this energy to the entire thing.
Twitter went into overdrive, and by this morning, Rita Repulsa was trending:
"Kimberly Guilfoyle” huh? You don’t fool me Rita Repulsa!! pic.twitter.com/Xxorgh3iUa— voktyr 🗯 (@voktyr) August 25, 2020
And Cecily Strong was trending:
Why is Kimberly Guilfoyle doing an impression of Cecily Strong doing Jeanine Pirro? pic.twitter.com/w7KzH6U12W— NotARaja (@NotARaja) August 25, 2020
And The Purge was trending, although to be fair, that was more because of Ken and Karen, who suggested in their speech that if Joe Biden was elected, people of color and Marxists would eat your suburban babies. “They want to abolish suburbs all together,” Karen said. “Abolish.”
Why does this look like its from the Purge! https://t.co/OT985ztCYx— Travis (@_TRAV23) August 25, 2020
But back to Guilfoyle and the Twitter response to her unhinged ravings, because this was last night’s biggest highlight:
Kimberly Guilfoyle knows her future father-in-law loves all caps, so that’s how she did her speech. “DO YOU LIKE ME NEW DADDY???”— bettemidler (@BetteMidler) August 25, 2020
If you feed Kimberly Guilfoyle a Snickers bar, she’s back to being Nikki Haley.— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) August 25, 2020
Kimberly Guilfoyle practicing her speech, shortly before a quick snort, hair and make up. pic.twitter.com/MoaZacWi84— jestershead (@jestershead) August 25, 2020
Who did this?? 😂 pic.twitter.com/GFZYGRLUxX— MeidasTouch.com (@MeidasTouch) August 25, 2020
It’s like a satire of a dictatorship— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@MollyJongFast) August 25, 2020
I hate to bring it up, but we should all be reminded that Guilfoyle used to be married to Gavin Newsom. That says something about one of them.
Kimberly Guilfoyle and Gavin Newsom… pic.twitter.com/YbF1jSMDxc— Lillian Belle (@LillianBelle2) August 25, 2020
It is also worth noting that Guilfoyle’s boyfriend, Donald Trump, Jr., was also trending, along with “cocaine.”
BREAKING: Donald Trump Jr. has apparently snorted ALL of the cocaine.— Stripe (@Justme10000000) August 25, 2020
Donald Trump Jr hates cocaine but loves the way it smells pic.twitter.com/orR4bSCA0j— Chris Clark (@Chris_Clark89) August 25, 2020
And if you are looking for a quick summary of the night, Walter Shaub has you covered.
“WE TALK LOUD!”— Walter Shaub (@waltshaub) August 25, 2020
Anyway, that’s night one of the RNC!
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