Matt Gaetz request for meeting with Trump was not snubbed, both sides say

Matt Gaetz request for meeting with Trump was not snubbed, both sides say

The Guardian

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  • Florida congressman reportedly faces federal investigation
  • Trump spokesman calls story of rebuff ‘complete fake news’

Matt Gaetz and a spokesman for Donald Trump reacted angrily late on Sunday after CNN reported that the scandal-hit Florida Republican congressman sought a meeting with the former US president when allegations of sex-trafficking and illegal drug use were first reported – and was rebuffed.

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