The conservative media personality appeared on Newsmax to discuss the charges against Donald Trump that were unveiled Monday in Georgia, which allege that he tried to push election officials there to overturn his narrow loss to Democrat Joe Biden in 2020.
However, Guilfoyle’s defense didn’t work out as intended, partly because she cited John Gotti in a way that made the infamous mobster seem superior to the former Republican president.
She accused Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis (D) of using the indictment “for her own political purposes and advancements, and fundraising off of this.”
Guilfoyle, who was an assistant district attorney in San Francisco from 2000 to 2004, also attacked Willis’ decision to charge Trump under Georgia’s Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) law.
In the process, it seemed like Guilfoyle was saying Gotti was less of a criminal than Trump since the mobster faced fewer indictments.
“It’s just absolutely ridiculous,” she said. “And John Gotti? OK, can you imagine RICO, OK, violations? John Gotti never even had four indictments at once. There’s no mob boss, let alone they do this to President Trump.”
Watch a clip of Guilfoyle’s comments here:
Many on social media pointed out some problems with her logic.