Like many of us, BuzzFeed News editor-in-chief Ben Smith was curious about what Democratic California Gov. Gavin Newsom thinks about his ex-wife Kimberly Guilfoyle dating Donald Trump Jr.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks during a news conference at the California State Capitol on March 13. Newsom announced a moratorium on California’s death penalty. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
So, in an interview that airs Friday night on Profile, BuzzFeed’s Facebook series, Smith asked Newsroom whether the topic of Trump Jr.’s new girlfriend ever comes up when he’s on the phone with President Trump talking official business.
Newsom tried to be diplomatic in his response, Page Six reported.
“We may have had a private moment on that conversation, which in and of itself, makes life just interesting” the governor said. When pressed further, Newsom repeated: “Life’s interesting.”
Indeed it is.
Newsom and Trump recently made headlines together after the president claimed the governor called him “one of the smartest people I’ve ever met.”
Trump made the claim during his hours-long speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference, an annual gathering of conservative movers and shakers, the Sacramento Bee reported. Trump claimed he received this compliment from Newsom when the governor called to express his gratitude for his visit to Paradise, Butte County, following last year’s deadly wildfires.
But Newsom denied he ever made that characterization to the president in an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper.
“The people in those communities were grateful to him, I was grateful to him … somehow that got conflated,” Newsom said. But he added, “I do want to work with him.”
“You can’t make this up… that’s not what I said.”
California Gov. @GavinNewsom says Pres. Trump mischaracterized a phone call they shared, suggesting he did not call Trump “one of the smartest people I’ve ever met,” as Trump publicly claimed. pic.twitter.com/PzlAhqzP8f
— Anderson Cooper 360° (@AC360) March 12, 2019
As for Newsom’s ties to Guilfoyle, they were married from 2001 to 2006 when he was the progressive mayor of San Francisco and a rising star in state and national political circles.
After they divorced, the telegenic Guilfoyle, a former San Francisco prosecutor, headed to New York to first become a legal analyst and then a popular TV personality for right-leaning Fox News. She left Fox News last summer, shortly after she and Trump Jr., 41, went public about their romance. She also became vice chair of the pro-Trump …
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