Following a day of criticism for a tweet some deemed “creepy,” Gaetz shared a followup on Thursday afternoon defending his initial post. In it, he posed alongside Tiffany Trump in a photo — as they both wore masks — and added, “BREAKING: @TiffanyATrump and I are friends!”
Florida Republican congressman Matt Gaetz got Twitter talking thanks to his reaction to a photo First Daughter Tiffany Trump shared on social media Wednesday night.
The president’s 27-year-old daughter shared a series of images from inside the White House, where she was decked out head-to-toe in Republican red. Her caption was a simple heart emoji.
Gaetz retweeted one of the photos from his personal account, sharing a few choice emojis of his own. The ones he used: a heart, fire, heart eyes and a thumbs up.
The tweet was seen as both flirty and a little bit “creepy” by more than a few stars, most of whom lean Democratic.
Rosanna Arquette called Gaetz a “perv,” while Sandra Bernhard said it was “so sad and droopy for all involved.”
Rosie O’Donnell retweeted someone who asked “Anyone else sickened by this?” and replied, “on many levels … #yuk.” Added Broadway and “Rescue Me” star Steven Pasquale, “Hey, creepy f–ker. We can see this. You know that, right?”