Trump Endorses Controversial Republican

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On Sunday (August 21), former President Donald Trump took to Truth Social to endorse Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL.).

In his post, Trump lauds Gaetz as a “relentless Fighter for the incredible people of Florida’s 1st Congressional District!”

The former President continued, “Matt is a Champion of our MAGA Agenda, who tirelessly works to Drain the Swamp, Secure the Border, Support our Brave Veterans and Law Enforcement, Defend the Second Amendment, Stand Up to the Woke Mob, and Fight the Never-Ending Witch Hunts from the Radical Left that are destroying our Country!”

He ended his post by giving Gaetz his “Complete and Total Endorsement.”

On Tuesday (August 23), Florida voters will vote in the state’s primaries, where Gaetz will be facing off against two GOP challengers — former FedEx executive Mark Lombardo and retired military officer Greg Merk — to keep his seat representing Florida’s 1st Congressional district.

Gaetz has been a faithful supporter of the former President, but the Florida Congressman was recently embroiled in an alleged inappropriate interaction with a minor; the allegations — first published in the New York Times — include transporting a minor across state lines for the purpose of prostitution. Gaetz has denied the allegations, and no charges have been filed.

In an ad campaign, Gaetz touted his relationship with Trump and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. In the ad campaign, Trump praises Gaetz for “always working, and he does indeed fight for all of us.”

In 2017, Gaetz was first elected to Congress after he defeated his Democratic challenger by 30 points.