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Trump repeatedly botched Rep. Matt Gaetz's name at a Florida rally, calling him the name of a former aide who was convicted

13 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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President Donald Trump mixed up the names of Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz and Rick Gates, a former aide who was convicted after pleading guilty to crimes related to Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Gaetz has been one of Trump's most vocal supporters.
Rick Gates, the man Trump appeared to confuse the Florida representative for, was not present at the rally.
Gates in 2018 pleaded guilty to two counts of conspiracy and false statements during former special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
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Trump joked that he'll 'find a way' to fire Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis if he loses the state in November

13 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Gov. Ron DeSantis and President Trump are close political allies.
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President Donald Trump said at a rally in Florida that if he did not win the state in November, he would "fire" the state's Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis.
"You know if we don't win it, I'm blaming the governor," Trump joked. "I'll fire him somehow. I'm going to fire him. I will find a way, anyway."
Trump has largely praised the electoral process in GOP-run states while alleging that several Democratic governors have tried to tilt the election against him.
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