Fox’s Guilfoyle: Trump called me to talk Paris deal before decision

Fox News’s Kimberly Guilfoyle says that President Trump called her to discuss the Paris climate deal before formally withdrawing the U.S. from the pact.

“I spoke to him about it, and this was something that was very much so on his mind,” she said Thursday on Fox News’s “The Five.” 

“I think he did the brave and courageous thing,” Guilfoyle added. “And, in fact, I told him that this morning at 8 a.m. when he called.”


Guilfoyle said no one should be surprised by Trump following through on his promise to pull the U.S. out of the agreement.

“[Trump] promised he would do this,” she said. “I don’t think this is a deal that anybody should be crying about.

“Why would we, in fact, put ourselves at economic disadvantage, giving and subsidizing an economic windfall to other countries, in sort of a climate redistribution of wealth scheme? It makes no sense to me.”

The Mercury News reported last month that Guilfoyle was in talks with Trump administration officials about replacing Sean Spicer as White House press secretary.

Guilfoyle told The Bay Area News Group that "a number of people" in the administration had approached her, adding she thought it would be "a fascinating job."

After the report, Fox News issued a statement that noted Guifoyle is "under a long term contract with the network."

"I really love what I do," Guifoyle said in the statement, adding ther her co-hosting role at Fox "is tough to beat."

Trump on Thursday said he is formally withdrawing the U.S. from the Paris climate deal, which includes nearly 200 nations.

“The bottom line is that the Paris accord is very unfair at the highest level to the United States,” he said in the White House Rose Garden.

Trump faced pressure from world leaders, environmental groups and the business community to stay in the pact before Thursday’s decision.

The president has long argued that the 2015 deal is slanted against the U.S. and unfairly impacts American workers.

The accord consisted of individual greenhouse gas limits each signatory nation determined for themselves.

Former President Obama had pledged that the U.S. would cut its emissions 26 to 28 percent by 2025.