‘Furious’ Trump Bans Gaetz From The WH After He Sided With Dems On War Powers Resolution
Donald Trump is the kind of person that will only have you around if you are loyal to him. That seems to be the case with Rep.Matt Gaetz (R-FL), who voted with Democrats on limiting Trump’s war powers.
According to the Washington Post, Trump is furious with Gaetz for turning on him and has decided to ban him from the White House – even after the GOP Congressman defended him throughout the impeachment inquiry.
Noting, “Trump fiercely complained about Gaetz after aides informed Trump that his office had sent the email backing the resolution, which was pushed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). Trump’s team lobbied heavily against the nonbinding resolution,” the Post adds that Eric Ueland, the head of legislative affairs for the White House, made a point of singling out the Florida lawmaker in a statement, saying, “The Trump administration was disappointed in the congressman’s vote and is hopeful that as the president’s foreign policy continues to unfold, he will reconsider his points of view.”
In the interim, the report states that Gaetz is not welcome at the White House nor is he encouraged to attempt to talk to the president.
“A senior White House official said it was ‘super uncool’ and ‘quite unwise’ for Gaetz to push for limits on the president’s authority. This person added that White House officials would not be returning Gaetz’s phone calls, text messages, ‘smoke signals or his kneelings in the snow,’” the Post reports.
“Whether Trump will take revenge on the congressman, who has made hundreds of television appearances backing the president and is a frequent visitor at the White House, remains unclear,” the Post continues. “Trump is often transactional, current and former aides say, and there is probably a path for Gaetz to return to the proverbial tent.”
You can read the entire report HERE.