Donald Trump has been stripped of his governmental power but his MAGA movement remains by far the most dominant force within the Republican Party. The conservative voting base in this country has radicalized beyond any hope of returning to sanity in the near future, which means an entire crop of right-wing politicians has sprung up to cater to their deranged, formerly fringe views. One of the worst members of this class of lunatics is Rep. Matt Gaetz, a slimy Florida Congressman who spent most of Donald Trump’s term pouring praise on his disastrous administration.
Gaetz clearly has ambitions of higher office and believes that becoming a standard-bearer for Trumpism is the way to achieve it. He’s become a fixture in the Fox News rotating talking heads circuit and regularly uses his Twitter account to blast out asinine, trolling tweets. Today, he made the absurd proclamation that Donald Trump—inarguably the worst president in American history by any metric—is actually the “gold standard of presidents.”
Comparatively, Gaetz said Joe Biden—a man who just signed a $1.9 trillion relief bill that will drastically reduce poverty in this country—is the “Silver Alert of presidents,” a reference to the Silver Alert notification system used to locate missing elderly individuals with cognitive problems.
Somehow, even after Biden demolished Trump in the debates and then trounced him in the election, Gaetz still thinks people are likely to believe the debunked conspiracy theory that Biden suffers from some kind of mental degeneration. It’s pathetic and just goes to demonstrate how little he thinks of his supporters’ intelligence.
Donald Trump is the gold standard of presidents.
Joe Biden is the Silver Alert of presidents.
— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) March 11, 2021
Since Gaetz is quickly becoming one of the most reviled politicians in America alongside Senator Ted Cruz, his tweet received an overwhelmingly negative response from Twitter users.
The "gold standard" caused the gop to lose everything, mostly credibility. The longer you hang on to trump the longer the gop will get dragged.
Look, i get yall cant afford to lose his fans as voters; but at this rate, youre losing everyone else. Dont get me wrong, i love it lol
— Thommy (@Thommy_Ward) March 11, 2021
President Biden is 40 days ahead of schedule on his target to vaccinate 100 million Americans in his first 100 days.
By tomorrow, 100 million plus are being vaccinated.
Signed America Rescue Plan on day early.
Not the "sleepy Joe" y'all claimed.
— Eddie (@Edr351) March 11, 2021
And by “gold standard,” I assume you mean an obsolete political arrangement fervently supported by vocal cranks, but which most every rational-thinking person thinks should be relegated to the past? https://t.co/DwQxtl5VUj
— Loren Collins (@LorenCollins) March 11, 2021
The gold standard that couldn't win a second term?
— Alex Cole (@acnewsitics) March 11, 2021
And Matt Gaetz is the poster child for breathalyzers
— Jimmy from the BleedingBX (@BloodwingBX) March 11, 2021
What are you, 12?
— Turn Texas Blue (@Blue_Texas2022) March 11, 2021
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