Fox News host says Trump called her before climate accord withdrawal


President Donald Trump reached out to Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle before announcing his decision to back out of the Paris climate accord, Guilfoyle claimed on Thursday.

The co-host of Fox's nightly program "The Five," was talking about Trump's divisive decision when she slipped in that tidbit, much to the surprise of her colleagues.

"I think he did the brave and courageous thing, and in fact I told him that this morning at 8 a.m. when he called," she said.

Her co-hosts were flabbergasted at the revelation. Guilfoyle explained that he called to discuss "climate change" and "taxes."

"He was excited about this today; it was going to be a big speech and a lot of people would be excited about it. However, there would be people that would be upset and disappointed. He would do his best to explain," she continued.

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NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: Journalist Kimberly Guilfoyle attends the Chiara Boni La Petite Robe collection during, New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery 3, Skylight Clarkson Sq on February 14, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for New York Fashion Week: The Shows)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 13: Kimberly Guilfoyle attends Zang Toi during New York Fashion Week at Pier 59 on February 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jenny Anderson/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 23: Fox News anchor, Kimberly Guilfoyle (L) and director at Shin Advisors, Susan Shin attend Jason Binn's birthday celebration at Megu at Dream Downtown on January 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for DuJour )
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 17: �ox Hosts Kimberly Guilfoyle, Bob Beckel, Eric Bolling, Dana Perino and Greg Gutfeld sit on the panel of Fox News Channel's 'The Five' as pundit Bob Beckel rejoins the show at FOX Studios on January 17, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 17: Fox Host Kimberly Guilfoyle sits on the panel of Fox News Channel's 'The Five' as pundit Bob Beckel rejoins the show at FOX Studios on January 17, 2017 in New York City. � (Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 12: Ronn Torossian,�nd Kimberly Guilfoyle attend the JetSmarter x Material Good VIP Event Hosted By Talent Resources at Material Good on December 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images for JetSmarter)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 14: Kimberly Guilfoyle attends The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NYSPCC) - Food & Wine Gala on November 14, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jared Siskin/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 14: Melissa Francis, Kimberly Guilfoyle and Gigi Stone Woods attend The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NYSPCC) - Food & Wine Gala on November 14, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jared Siskin/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 25: Kimberly Guilfoyle attends Celebration of the Launch of the Plukka and Artoriz Pop-Up Boutique at Plukka and Artoriz on October 25, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Owen Hoffmann/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 27: Kimberly Guilfoyle attends 'Hopping Over the Rabbit Hole' Anthony Scaramucci Book Party on October 27, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jared Siskin/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 20: Sonja Morgan (L) and Kimberly Guilfoyle attend Stuart Weitzman And Quest Invite You To Celebrate The New Look At The Exclusive Re-opening Of The Madison Avenue Flagship Store on October 20, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for Stuart Weitzman)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 13: Kimberly Guilfoyle attends Zang Toi Front Row September 2016 during New York Fashion Week at Pier 59 Studios on September 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 12: Kimberly Guilfoyle attends Official Vivienne Tam SS 2017 After Party at The Skylark on September 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Sean Zanni/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 12: Cheryl Casone and Kimberly Guilfoyle pose backstage at the Taoray Wang fashion show during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at The Dock, Skylight at Moynihan Station on September 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for Taoray Wang)
BRIDGEHAMPTON, NY - AUGUST 20: Kimberly Guilfoyle attends the 2016 Michael Bolton Charities Fundraiser, 'An Evening Under the Stars' at a Private Estate on August 20, 2016 in Bridgehampton, New York. (Photo by Sonia Moskowitz/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 10: (L-R) Ainsley Earhardt, Mike Bub Jr. and Kimberly Guilfoyle attend 10th Annual Summer Social to Benefit Special Olympics NYC at Marquee on August 10, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Sean Zanni/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
SOUTHAMPTON, NY - JULY 23: TV Personality Kimberly Guilfoyle attends Armarium's Missoni Launch With Ottavio Missoni at the home of Marigay McKee and Bill Ford on July 23, 2016 in Southampton, New York. (Photo by Mark Sagliocco/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 18: Kimberly Guilfoyle, Zang Toi (designer) attends the launch of Guilfoyle's cover issue of 25a Magazine at The Hunt & Fish Club on April 18, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Steve Sands/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 11: Kimberly Guilfoyle attends Annual Charity Day hosted by Cantor Fitzgerald and BGC at BGC Partners, INC on September 11, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by John Parra/Getty Images for Cantor Fitzgerald)
WATER MILL, NY - JULY 25: Kimberly Guilfoyle attends the 22nd Annual Summer Benefit and Auction 'Circus of Stillness' at The Watermill Center July 25, 2015 in Water Mill, New York. (Photo by Sonia Moskowitz/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 17: Kimberly Guilfoyle attends the 2014 New York Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To Children Fall Benefit at Metropolitan Club on November 17, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 31: (L-R) 'FOX & Friends' co-hosts Steve Doocy as Captain America, Kimberly Guilfoyle as Wonder Woman, Tucker Carlson as The Incredible Hulk and Maria Molina as Bat Girl attend 'FOX & Friends'' 2014 Halloween Celebration at FOX Plaza on October 31, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 14: New anchor Kimberly Guilfoyle attends the 'Fury' New York premiere at DGA Theater on October 14, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Kimberly Guilfoyle attends the Vivienne Tam fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2015 at The Theatre at Lincoln Center on September 7, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week)
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Guilfoyle said back in May that she is in conversations with the Trump administration about potentially joining the communications team. Fox News responded by saying that she was under a "long-term contract with the network."

The host didn't expand on her conversation with Trump, but she did offer her opinion on the decision to leave the Paris climate accord. Trump's decision is based on the possibility that a better deal could be reached that would benefit Americans. He said the deal creates "lost jobs" and "shuttered factories" while "vastly diminishing" economic production.

"I don't think this is a deal that anybody should be crying about. Like we said, it's nonbinding, and the United States is already a clean energy, oil and gas leader. So we can keep doing what we're doing," Guilfoyle said.

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17. Anderson Cooper: $9 million to $11 million

Cooper has been hosting his CNN show "Anderson Cooper 360" since 2003.

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16. George Stephanopoulos: $10 million

The "Good Morning America" host renewed his contract with ABC in 2014According to TV Guide, Stephanopoulos signed on for a five-year deal.

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15. Chelsea Handler: $10 million

It pays to move to Netflix. The former E! host reportedly signed a $10 million deal with Netflix consisting of several comedy specials and a talk show for the streaming service. Handler previously made between $8 million and $12 million for her E! show.

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14. Shepard Smith: $10 million

The Fox News anchor renewed his contract in 2013 in a multi-year contract, which changed his role to managing editor of Fox News' breaking news division and hosting "Shepard Smith Reporting."

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13. Robin Roberts: $10 million to $14 million

The "Good Morning America" cohost received a big pay bump in the last few years. In 2013, it was estimated she made $6 million per year. Roberts has been an anchor on "Good Morning America" since May 2005. 

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12. Conan O'Brien: $12 million

O'Brien's switch to TBS has proved more profitable than some of his late-night network competition. He has been hosting "Conan" since 2010 on the network. In May 2014, O'Brien signed a deal to stay on TBS through 2018.

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11. Pat Sajak: $12 million

In 2013, Sajak told The Huffington Post he may be nearing the end of his time hosting the game show "Wheel of Fortune." But his time at the wheel isn't over just yet. Last year, Sajak renewed his contract through the 2017-2018 season.

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10. Jimmy Kimmel: $13 million to $15 million

The king of "Celebrity Mean Tweets" renewed his contract with ABC earlier this year through 2019.

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9. Jimmy Fallon: $13 million to $15 million

Since taking over "The Tonight Show," Fallon has been dominating in the ratings against other late-night hosts.

While Fallon is making more than he was during his last "Late Night" show, his reported pay still isn't quite the $20 million David Letterman was said to be making during his run. 

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8. Adam Levine: $13 million to $15 million

Adam Levine has been on "The Voice" since season one back in 2011. Though it began as a spring TV series, it now airs another season in the fall. The show recently started its 11th season.

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7. Miley Cyrus: $13 million to $15 million

The new celebrity judge on "The Voice," Miley Cyrus is reportedly making just as much as Levine.

Cyrus' salary is reportedly less than that of Jennifer Lopez's $17.5 million when she was on "American Idol."

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6. Megyn Kelly: $15 million to $20 million

Kelly is set to make $15 million in her last year at Fox News. The cable news network reportedly offered her more than $20 million to renew her contract. Despite being courted by rival news organizations, including NBC News, it became clear that they could not match Fox News' money, according to the The New York Times.

That likely means that NBC lured over Kelly with a broad, multi-year deal that would make her a star on its broadcast network — and hence give her a wider audience — with a salary landing between $15 million and $20 million.

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5. Kelly Ripa: $16 million to $20 million

Ripa took over hosting duties on "Live!" in 2011 after the departure of Regis Philbin and is currently searching for a new cohost after Michael Strahan's recent exit to host on "Good Morning America" in April. 

The morning show was renewed through 2020 in January.

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4. Bill O'Reilly: $18 million to $20 million

As of 2015, "The O'Reilly Factor" continues to hold the No. 1 spot in cable news ratings.

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3. Matt Lauer: $20 million

In November 2016, the "Today" host renewed his contract with NBC News for two more years for a $20 million salary, according to Fortune.

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2. Ellen DeGeneres: $20 million

Now in its 14th season, DeGeneres' syndicated talk show "Ellen" was recently renewed through 2020.

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1. Judge Judy: $47 million

Judge Judy is still the highest-paid celebrity on TV. Now in its 21st season, Sheindlin's "Judge Judy" continues to be the highest first-run syndicated show during the week with an average of 10.3 million viewers. In 2015, Sheindlin extended her contract with CBS through 2020.

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