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Kim Guilfoyle’s speech at the RNC earned her comparisons to a ‘Power Rangers’ villain

A lot of people were coming to the character's defense, saying Rita Repulsa 'does not deserve to be disrespected like this.'

Aug 25, 2020, 9:08 am*

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Andrew Wyrich 

Andrew Wyrich

Kim Guilfoyle, the Trump campaign official and girlfriend of Donald Trump Jr., gave a very passionate and aggressive speech during the first night of the Republican National Convention—and there is one character everyone online is comparing her to.

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Guilfoyle’s speech touched on what you’d expect for: “freedom,” “liberty,” the “American Dream,” and Democrats. However, her delivery of the speech caught many people’s attention—such as CNN’s Jake Tapper and Wolf Blitzer.

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When Blitzer called Guilfoyle’s speech “forceful,” Tapper quipped back that “forceful is one word for it.”

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Aside from that, the speech sparked a comparison to a character than many 90s kids may remember: Rita Repulsa.

Rita Repulsa is a villain in the “Power Rangers” franchise, and on Tuesday morning, the character’s name was trending on Twitter following Guilfoyle’s speech.

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A lot of people were making comparisons between Guilfoyle and Repulsa.

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“Saw Rita Repulsa trending and got confused, realized it was about the RNC and was amused,” one Twitter user wrote.

A lot of others were chiming in as well:

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But not everyone was here for the compassion.

A lot of people on Twitter came to the character’s defense, arguing that Repulsa “does not deserve to be disrespected like this.”

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Given the number of memes and chatter online after the first night of the RNC, it will probably be like this all week.

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*First Published: Aug 25, 2020, 9:05 am