- Kimberly Guilfoyle is the latest right-wing figure to weigh in on Biden’s student loan cancellation.
- She claimed without justification that the funds are used to finance unnecessary courses.
- She said the funds were used to subsidize those pursuing “weird basket weaving” degrees.
Conservative figure Kimberly Guilfoyle has denounced President Joe Biden’s student loan forgiveness, claiming baselessly that the money would be used to subsidize “weird basket weaving” degrees.
“Enough nonsense! I mean, paying back loans to people who don’t want to — they want to have a weird basket weaving degree,” Guilfoyle told Newsmax host Rob Schmitt on Monday, using a colloquial term that refers to supposedly fictional and useless university courses.
“And they want all of us, the people watching across this country, the hard-working men and women, to subsidize their laziness and their inability to even try to contribute to society,” she added.
Guilfoyle also called the student debt cancellation “unfair” and “un-American.”
“That’s not how this country should run,” she said.
Earlier this month, Biden delivered on a long-awaited campaign promise just days before student loan repayments restarted. He announced that his administration would offer $10,000 in student debt relief to those who meet specific criteria. Up to 8 million borrowers are expected to benefit from the move, and those on Pell Grants – which the Department of Education gives to students who need more financial help – will see their debts relieved by 20,000 $.
Far from what Guilfoyle claimed, debt forgiveness doesn’t just apply to specific degrees and broadly covers people earning less than $125,000.
Guilfoyle – who is dating Donald Trump Jr. – joined a chorus of voices on the right who criticized Biden for forgiving student loans.
The White House also singled out several Republicans last week for criticizing student loan forgiveness, despite forgiveness of their own loans. However, that hasn’t stopped GOP lawmakers like Gov. Chris Sununu, Sen. Marco Rubio and Sen. Ted Cruz from lashing out at Biden’s new policy.