The Brief: Kimberly Guilfoyle's speech at the 2020 RNC included her yelling "THE BEST IS YET TO COME," inspiring memes and mockery online.


The most prominent meme from the first night of the 2020 Republican National Convention is of Kimberly Guilfoyle yelling “the best has yet to come.” Guilfoyle, who is an attorney, the chair of the Trump Victory Finance Committee, and Donald Trump Jr.’s girlfriend, gave an enthusiastic speech to an almost empty room (due to Coronavirus precautions) on Monday night. Her speech, which emphasized the anxieties the Trump campaign seeks to invoke in voters, ended with the loudly declared lines “LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, LEADERS AND FIGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN DREAM, THE BEST IS YET TO COME!”

The high-energy and dramatic elements of Fuilfoyle’s speech inspired numerous memes and parodies as the hashtag #GuilfoyleChallenge trended on Twitter the next day. Kimberly Guilfoyle yelling memes mock the overenthusiasm, raised arm movements, and loud volume featured in her RNC speech.

This musical version of “the best is yet to come” deserves an iMarkkeyz remix:

Some meme-makers applied the phrase “the best is yet to come” to unrelated situations:

Others mocked the speech more broadly with jokes and pop culture references:

There was some speculation online as to whether or not Guilfoyle and Donald Trump Jr. were high on cocaine while they made their remarks. Although not based on hard evidence, the hashtag #CocaineConvention trended on Twitter on Tuesday.

Others highlighted Guilfoyle’s storied past, which includes this 2004 photoshoot with her then-husband Gavin Newsom:

Guilfoyle’s speech was featured in this spot-on Saint Hoax WAP remix: