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Donald Trump loves Kim Jong Un and Kyle Rittenhouse more than Matt Gaetz
Thanks to Matt Gaetz and his sad and scary sex life, we finally know how vile someone in Donald Trump’s orbit must be before Donald Trump even thinks it’s worth defending them. Putin (“There are a lot of killers. Do you think our country is so innocent?”), And ignored Mohammed bin Salman’s murder of Washington Post writer Jamal Khashoggi (“The world is a very dangerous place! “). Three years after Eddie Gallagher was convicted of posing with the body of an Iraqi he had just killed and long after the Navy SEAL was credibly accused by fellow soldiers of a litany of war crimes, he was pictured with Melania and Donald. , Trump stood behind Kyle Rittenhouse after shooting and killing two people during a Black Lives Matter protest. He called Charlottesville’s white supremacists “very good people” after one of them put his car through counter-protesters and murdered Heather Heyer. He said of the mad QAnon conspirators: “I heard that these are people who love our country” and claimed that the January 6 insurgents who stormed the Capitol “hug and kiss the police. and the guards. You know, they had a great relationship. A lot of people were invited in, and then they came in and they went out. He stood alongside Senate candidate Roy Moore waving the Bible after women came forward and said he crawled them when they were teenagers. By Jason Miller, after his ex, Trump colleague AJ Delgado, said in court documents that he slipped an abortion bill into another woman’s smoothie. By Mike Flynn, who pleaded guilty twice, and Paul Manafort and Roger Stone, whose sentences he commuted after being convicted. Hell, he pardoned Republican Congressmen Chris Collins, Duncan Hunter and Steve Stockman as a reward for the staunch support of these crooks. t really stand up for Congressman Matt Gaetz, 38, who spent years auditioning for a spare Trump child role, even offering to leave Congress to join Trump’s impeachment defense and fly to the Wyoming to lead a rally against Liz Cheney after the third One Week After the scandal began, and after Gaetz previously tried to drag Tucker Carlson into his mess in a truly bizarre interview that suggested a restless man aware of the tight turn in which his own actions had put him in, Trump offered a flabby two sentence statement, denying a New York Times report that Gaetz had asked his forgiveness and saying “let’s not forget that he totally denied the charges against him . ” That’s all. Trump offered a more convincing defense of Kim Jong Un than of Matt Gaetz. He called Paul Manafort, of everyone, “a good person”. The charges around Gaetz, by the way, involved paying for (or making his friend Joel Greenberg pay for) sex with underage women. This is apparently part of an investigation that began with Attorney General Bill Barr, the man with the ax that Trump ultimately turned on and who allegedly avoided being in the same room with Gaetz even though the president had him. always in abbreviated dialing. And Gaetz did not “totally deny” the accusations, but insisted on saying, while denying having slept with underage women, that he likes to pay for women. Gaetz told Jonathan Swan: “I certainly, in my single days, provided for the women I dated. You know, I paid for the flights, the hotel rooms. I’ve been, you know, generous as a partner. I think someone is trying to make this criminal when it is not. The allegations against Gaetz are damning, as is Gaetz’s voting record in light of these allegations. In 2017, Gaetz was the only congressman to vote against an anti-trafficking law. Something he might now be accused of. While in Florida State House, Gaetz was one of two people who voted against a law trying to crack down on “revenge porn.” In his Washington Examiner Gaetz wrote: “You will see more ‘drip, drip’ media leaks from the corrupt Justice Department and others. When you do, ask yourself why. They are not coming for me – they are coming for you. I am right on the way. This gives the impression that Gaetz doesn’t think all the information about him is available yet. And during his disastrous interview with Tucker Carlson, Gaetz said that there was no photo of him “with child prostitutes”, something no one had alleged and that is a strange thing to bring up, came out of nowhere. A Creep No One’s Surprised AboutThe Times reports that federal inquiries are aimed at determining whether Gaetz violated sex trafficking laws. All three sources who spoke to The Times said the case was linked to the prosecution of Gaetz ally Joel Greenberg, so why isn’t Trump or anyone in Trumpworld standing up for Matt Gaetz? A former campaign aide told Politico that “anyone who’s ever spent 10 minutes with the guy would realize he’s a little serious person.” Wait what? Trump is a reality TV host who paid a pornographic actress during his 2016 presidential campaign and suggested that bleach injection might work to cure COVID. Not being a serious person is actually a qualification to be a member of Trumpworld.Of course, loyalty is a one-way street when it comes to Trump, but given how he has rewarded his followers so far, Something smells rotten in the state of Palm Beach. It seems impossible that being removed from office has in any way affected how Trump feels about wealthy connected Florida congressman Matt Gaetz and it seems just as impossible that the weight of the accusations has somehow affected. so changed Trump’s feelings about Gaetz. You will recall Trump saying “I just wish him luck, frankly” about accused child sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell, who allegedly claimed hundreds of lives. So it’s strange that Gaetz is the only alleged sex trafficker Trump doesn’t want well. Maybe if Matt Gaetz was a fascist dictator, would Donald Trump be nicer to him? everyday. Register now! Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside delves deeper into the stories that matter to you. Learn more.