Former Fox News anchor Kimberly Guilfoyle has recently criticized her former employer, aiming her remarks on Tuesday at the network’s policy regarding the participation of former President Donald Trump’s surrogates in the post-debate spin room, as reported by Media Ite.
As Fox News prepares to host the initial Republican primary debate on Wednesday, it’s noteworthy that the former president, who currently holds a leading position, has chosen to skip the event.
The spin room, traditionally utilized for representatives of debate participants to engage with the media and provide positive evaluations of their candidates’ performances, has become a point of contention for the Trump team in relation to Fox’s approach. Speculative reports circulated on Monday, inaccurately suggesting that Fox would prohibit Trump surrogates from the spin room altogether.
Bret Baier, one of the debate co-moderators, clarified, “That’s not accurate at all. In the spin room, it’s the candidates on stage and their delegates. If any media organization within the spin room invites a Trump surrogate, they are more than welcome to attend. The invitation, however, needs to come from the media personnel present in the room.”
Despite this clarification, Kimberly Guilfoyle, who is engaged to Donald Trump Jr., expressed her dissatisfaction with the policy during her appearance on Newsmax.
“In the case of a media company that I used to be part of, you would anticipate higher standards,” she remarked. “However, this message is truly disappointing. They are undermining themselves. It’s turning into a spectacular backfire and detracting from the debate’s focal point.”
Guilfoyle then confidently mentioned that she and her fiancé “will certainly be present” and intend to broadcast via Rumble.
“I’d like to witness someone trying to prevent Don Jr. and me from attending somewhere,” she concluded.