Kimberly Guilfoyle promotes dog breeding after Kristi Noem killed a puppy

Kimberly Guilfoyle showed an odd sense of timing this week when she announced the discharge of her dog-themed children's book — just as her friends within the Trump campaign grapple with nationwide outrage over revelations from South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem that she shot her misbehaving dog, Cricket, and buried the puppy in a gravel pit.

Guilfoyle, an adviser to Trump's 2020 campaign, presented her book, “The Princess and the Puppy,” on Monday. It incorporates a character named “Princess Kimberly” and her frightened “little puppy” friend. the Daily Beast reported. Guilfoyle's self-description “Pro-God, Pro-America” Publisher said that the book tells the story of a “sweet and caring” princess who’s “afraid of almost everything” until she “meets a little puppy who is also afraid.”

Republican presidential candidate and former President Donald Trump, left, hugs South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem at a campaign rally Saturday, March 16, 2024, in Vandalia, Ohio.  (AP Photo/Jeff Dean)
Republican presidential candidate and former President Donald Trump, left, hugs South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem at a campaign rally Saturday, March 16, 2024, in Vandalia, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jeff Dean)

Guilfoyle, the fiancée of Trump's eldest son Don Jr., said on X (formerly Twitter) that her book's “heartfelt story” “teaches children that it's easier to be brave when you have a friend by your side.” She also said that 10% of all proceeds go to Furry Friends Adoption, Clinic and Ranch, a non-profit organization based in Jupiter, Florida, that operates a no-kill shelter and rescue of abandoned dogs and cats.

But Guilfoyle's joyful announcement sparked widespread contempt on social media due to Noem's recent revelation in regards to the killing of Cricket, a wirehaired dog who lived on her family's farm in South Dakota, the Daily Beast reported.

Noem is a rising star in Republican politics who was widely viewed as Trump's top alternative for vice presidential nominee, the Daily Beast said. Cricket's murder was detailed in Noem's upcoming memoir, “No Going Back.” as The Guardian first reported. Cricket displayed an “aggressive personality, lacked hunting skills and was “untrainable,” said Noem, who is understood for her combative public demeanor. While Noem revealed that she “hated that dog,” she also portrayed herself as someone strong enough to make the difficult decision to kill the dog herself by leading her to a gravel pit and shooting her.

Noem's revelations sparked widespread outrage in any respect ends of the political spectrum and led pundits to query whether the governor had committed “political suicide” and effectively dropped herself as Trump's running mate. the Daily Beast reported.

Paws Animal Rescue, a South Dakota-based animal rescue group, also released a press release that didn’t comment on Noem's specific situation, but said it had “never met a dog so untrainable that it deserved to be treated.” to be shot.” Daily Beast said in one other report.

Noem's revelations also led to people replying to Guilfoyle's X account not having the ability to help but link the 2 women's dog stories together.

“Send a signed copy to @GovKristiNoem?” one X user wrote in response to the book announcement from the previous first lady of San Francisco and ex-wife of California Gov. Gavin Newsom. “Dedicate it to cricket,” the X user also said.

Another asked if her children's book ended “with the puppy in a gravel pit.” A 3rd wondered if the work was a “remake of 'The Governor Shot Her Pup'”?

And a fourth said: “Perfect timing Kimmy! Now you can write a sequel called “The Princess, Her Puppy, and the Visit to Farmer Kristi’s Gravel Pit.”

Even amid the outrage over Cricket's death, Noem has defended her actions and tried to view the killing as an indication of her ability to make difficult decisions, the Daily Beast said. On Sunday, she said she could understand “why some people are upset.” She wrote on X: “As I explained in the book, it wasn’t easy,” she wrote. “But often the easy way is not the right way.”

But The Daily Beast also reported that Noem's “graphic and shocking” description of Cricket's murder was poorly received by many, “including those in Trumpworld.”

Associates near the previous president “are fixated on the ads that would run if she were involved anywhere in President Trump's campaign,” the Daily Beast said. One Trump aide said: “I mean, this thing is devastating. There's nothing more popular in politics than dogs, and he or she killed one – and he or she continues to discuss it… That's what's astounding and shows uncontrolled judgment.”

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