Trump loyalist Kimberly Guilfoyle has made a curious complaint about President Joe Biden’s plan to cancel student loans saying he’s a ‘communist’ and that it would benefit ‘lazy’ students who received self-degrees -called useless in areas such as “basketry”.
“Enough of this nonsense! I mean, paying back loans to people who don’t want — they want to have a weird basket weaving degree,” Guilfoyle told Newsmax on Monday, HuffPost reported.
Guilfoyle, the ex-wife of California Governor Gavin Newsom who became a Fox News personality and is the fiancée of Donald Trump Jr., also called the plan “unfair” and “un-American”, also reported Insider.
“And they want all of us, the people who look out across this country, the hard-working men and women, to subsidize their laziness and their inability to even try to contribute to society,” said San Francisco-born Guilfoyle. , who earned her undergraduate degree. at UC Davis and his law degree at the University of San Francisco.
Guilfoyle: Paying back loans for people they want to have a weird basket weaving degree and they want us all to subsidize their laziness and inability to even try to contribute to society pic.twitter.com/DXOuaTTsmQ
—Acyn (@Acyn) August 29, 2022
With her comments, the former San Francisco prosecutor joined a chorus of conservative politicians and pundits criticizing the Biden administration for forgiving student loans.
Earlier this month, Biden delivered on his campaign promise to provide student debt relief, saying a post-high school education should be “a ticket to middle-class life.” He announced that his administration would offer $10,000 in student debt relief to borrowers earning $125,000 or less and erase $20,000 of debt for recipients of Pell Grants, which the Department of Education gives to students who need more financial help.
The plan potentially provides relief to up to 43 million borrowers and cancels the entire remaining balance for about 20 million borrowers, the White House said. Contrary to Guilfoyole’s assertion, debt cancellation does not apply to specific degrees, Insider said.
Online critics of Guilfoyle were quick to point out how baseless, hypocritical or insulting his claims were to millions of Americans, according to HuffPost. They noted that those who took out student loans studied to become nurses, teachers, doctors or other disciplines that prepared them to contribute to society. They also stated that the recipients include people who are the first in their family to attend university or whose parents have saved and sacrificed to pay part of their university expenses.
Critics were quick to remind Guilfoyle of the seemingly easy money she earned from being associated with former President Trump and his family.
While responsible for fundraising for Trump’s 2020 presidential campaign, Guilfoyle was secretly paid $180,000 a year by the campaign through the campaign manager’s private company, HuffPost reported in 2020. She has also received $60,000 for giving a speech under 2½ minutes to introduce Trump. Jr. at the Jan. 6, 2021 rally that preceded the attack on the U.S. Capitol, Insider added.
“I’m not saying it’s a crime,” Rep. Zoe Lofgren told CNN in June. Lofgren, who serves on the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot, was talking about the honorarium Guilfoyle received for his brief speech to a crowd of Trump supporters. “But I think it’s a scam.”
Lofgren mentioned the payment as part of the committee’s evidence that Trump and his family members personally benefited from campaign donations collected in the aftermath of the 2020 election, as the president misled supporters with false claims of voter fraud, Insider reported.
how kim guilfoyle contributes to society again i forget https://t.co/ErUK8HKcNA
— russbengtson.eesh (@russbengtson) August 29, 2022
Others decrying Guilfoyle’s comments tweeted that she just insulted millions of Americans who are anything but lazy.
And now you see why she wasn’t on the winning team in the 2016 Trump campaign.
Because only an absolute moron with no talent for political communications would go on television and say that those who have student loans are “lazy” and refuse to contribute to society. https://t.co/cyPhoXRuIp
—AJ Delgado (@AJDelgado13) August 29, 2022
Keep attacking hard working, college educated Americans as lazy and incapable of contributing to society, the Republicans. That’s a winning message! https://t.co/bB7eaGrjvb
—MeidasTouch (@MeidasTouch) August 29, 2022