Kimberly Guilfoyle met by half empty auditorium at CPAC

String of Republican heavyweights have skipped the right-wing conference in suburban Washington DC

Graeme Massie
Los Angeles
Friday 03 March 2023 18:54 GMT
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Kimberly Guilfoyle, the conservative media personality and fiance of Donald Trump Jr, was met by a sparsely occupied auditorium for her CPAC speech.

The former Fox News anchor was met by a swathe of empty seats as she appeared at the right-wing political conference in suburban Washington DC on Friday.

Ms Guilfoyle’s strident remarks were delivered to a crowd that filled perhaps 25 per cent of the seats set out in the cavernous ballroom, a full quarter of which was blocked off by an area set aside for the press and a movable wall which hid an unused portion of the room.

In years past, the entirety of the ballroom was taken up by multiple tiers of seating reserved for attendees based on the amount they’d paid for their ticket to the annual confab.

Kimberly Guilfoyle, the conservative media personality and fiance of Donald Trump Jr, was met by a sparsely occupied auditorium for her CPAC speech.

The Conservative Political Action Conference is a three-day event being held at Maryland’s National Harbor venue this week, and at which Donald Trump is expected to give a speech on Saturday.

Former Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro is set to join Mr Trump by also giving a speech on Saturday, and other right-wing figures such as Marjorie Taylor Greene and Matt Gaetz have also addressed the conference.

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