Kimberly Guilfoyle's RNC Speech Inspires Wave of Twitter Memes

Kimberly Guilfoyle's impassioned speech at the RNC quickly became meme material for Twitter users on Monday night.

The ex-Fox News host and current partner of Donald Trump Jr., the president's eldest son, called upon "leaders and fighters for freedom and liberty and the American Dream," telling them that "the best is yet to come."

Kimberly Guilfoyle made Dear Leader very happy tonight pic.twitter.com/EuGGHMKD1k

— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) August 25, 2020

Snippets of Guilfoyle's address were promptly put into North Korean contexts and she was also compared to the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers' character Rita Repulsa.

Kimberly Guilfoyle’s speech at the #RepublicanConvention seemed to make way more sense with North Korean propaganda music in the background.

So that's what we did. https://t.co/SRPHl2kOLZ pic.twitter.com/VLCyasMbge

— Mother Jones (@MotherJones) August 25, 2020

live look at kimberly guilfoyle pic.twitter.com/o1cJKsR9F5

— Travis Helwig (@travishelwig) August 25, 2020

"Kimberly Guilfoyle” huh? You don’t fool me Rita Repulsa!! pic.twitter.com/Xxorgh3iUa

— voktyr 🗯 (@voktyr) August 25, 2020

Guilfoyle's six-minute speech was also likened to sketches from The Office, and given a musical background of Richard Wagner's Ride Of The Valkyries.

No one:

Kimberly Guilfoyle: pic.twitter.com/nSdSAeV0uM

— MelsLien (@MelsLien) August 25, 2020

I typically take a beta-blocker before a big speech. Apparently Kimberly Guilfoyle mainlines Mountain Dew. #RNCConvention2020 pic.twitter.com/Wf3PFWpa3l

— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) August 25, 2020

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— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) August 25, 2020

Kimberly Guilfoyle pic.twitter.com/ANmn0Zx4XP

— natalie g (@nataliereports) August 25, 2020

The live studio audience watching Kimberly Guilfoyle’s speech pic.twitter.com/NOM40oQXlb

— RC Di Mezzo (@rcdimezzo) August 25, 2020

Guilfoyle was just one of a number of speakers at the RNC's first evening. In his address, Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz praised President Donald Trump as a visionary and claimed that a Biden presidency would lead to a variety of dystopian scenarios including an invitation for the violent gang MS-13 to "live next door."

Maximo Alvarez, a Cuban businessman whose family fled Fidel Castro's regime, was also praised for his remarks on Monday evening, in which he argued that free health care and defunding the police were "false promises" which "sound familiar" to what he had experienced in Cuba.

Former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara praised Alvarez's speech, and, in a dig at Guilfoyle's, welcomed the businessman's "volume control."

Agree or not, Maximo Alvarez gives by far the most effective speech of the evening. And extra points for volume control.

— Preet Bharara (@PreetBharara) August 25, 2020

The St. Louis, Missouri couple who came to prominence after pointing their firearms at racial justice protesters walking past their home also spoke at the RNC.

Mark McCloskey claimed that the "radicals" who protested outside of his house also want to "walk the halls of Congress," stating: "This is Joe Biden's party. These are the people who will be in charge."

Democrat Georgia State Rep. Vernon Jones praised Donald Trump in his address and accused members of his party of trying to keep Black people on a "mental plantation."

Jones, a Black Democrat, endorsed Trump on April 14 and resigned his office the following week, after which he quickly rescinded his resignation, saying that he would not allow the party to "bully" him into "submission."

"You may be wondering, 'Why is a lifelong Democrat speaking at the Republican National Convention?'" Jones said. "That's a fair question. And here's your answer: The Democratic Party does not want Black people to leave the mental plantation they've had us on for decades."

Other speakers from the RNC's first evening included Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC), Donald Trump Jr., and former UN ambassador Nikki Haley.

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Kimberly Guilfoyle pre-records her address to the Republican National Convention at the Mellon Auditorium on August 24. Her speech was quickly turned into memes on Twitter because of the fervour manner which the ex-Fox News host presented . Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images