Trump Adviser Demands ‘Full Retraction’ From CNN On Gaetz Story

(USA Features) An adviser to Donald Trump is demanding that CNN fully retract a story claiming, per anonymous sources, that Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) tried to meet with the former president at his Mar-a-Lago home during an event over the weekend but was stopped by Trump aides.

“This @CNN story is complete fake news,” Trump adviser Jason Miller wrote on Twitter. “No such scheduling or meeting request was ever made, and therefore, it could never have been declined. Take note that this story has zero on-the-record sources. It’s literally made-up. We are demanding a full retraction.”

The CNN report, as did many news stories during the former president’s terms, cited “people familiar with the matter,” but did not name anyone.

The report went on to say that Gaetz, who is reportedly under federal investigation over sex trafficking allegations, tried to visit with Trump in recent days but was intercepted by aides.

The article went on to claim that the incident “signals that Gaetz finds himself increasingly isolated” from the former president and the Republican Party in general.

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Gaetz has been accused of having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl, a charge he has vigorously denied.

On Sunday, he also said that the CNN article is false.

“This is a total lie. I am on a pre-planned vacation with my fiancée. I was welcomed at Trump Doral days ago. No such meeting was denied nor sought … When can we expect a retraction?” he wrote on Twitter, tagging CNN reporter Gabby Orr.

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Harlan Hill, a spokesman for the Florida Republican, said Gaetz did not request a meeting with Trump this week.

“Rep. Gaetz was welcomed to Trump Doral this week and has not sought to meet with President Trump himself,” Hill told CNN, going on to say that the congressman has “been mostly relaxing with his fiancée this week during recess.”

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