If you really want to rile up the political left, there’s one surefire way to do it. Simply mention the name, Donald John Trump. Of course, you can shorten it to Donald J. Trump, Donald Trump, or just Trump and likely get the same horrifically pleasant reaction.
It’s been proven time and time again over the years, basically ever since he got himself into politics back in 2015. In an instant, he became a target for the left and one of the most hated politicians to ever exist. As I mentioned before, just his name can start an argument, send someone into a raving fit, or forever change a relationship.
I mean, this is someone who literal mothers and daughters have parted ways over. Story after story has come out in recent years about how sons no longer talk to mothers, sisters no long associate with brothers, and so on and so forth – all because one or the other voted or supported Donald Trump.
As an avid Trump supporter, Florida Republican and Representative Matt Gaetz know this more than most. Unfortunately, he’s lost many supporters and donations over his unwavering faith in the good Trump did and can do for our nation.
But like any conservative willing to stand his ground, he’s also not afraid to voice that support or bring up Trump even when he knows it may cost him.
Thursday gave us a perfect and rather hilarious example of this.
As you know, the House of Representatives was chest deep in finding a new leader or Speaker of the House, thanks to a new GOP majority. California Representative and former House Minority leader Kevin McCarthy were assumed to be a shoo-in for the seat.
But thanks to those like Gaetz, McCarthy had lost his bid in over a dozen voting rounds. Including Gaetz, there are 20 GOP members who have voted against the would-be leader, effectively blocking him from gaining more power.
As you can imagine, the result was quite a mess. Other names have been put forward, but no one but McCarthy has even come close so far. Gaetz’s Florida colleague Byron Donalds is the only one to gain even as many as 20 votes.
And so the voting continued.
However, Gaetz must have wanted to bring a bit of comedic relief to the process on Thursday. When entering the seventh round, he stood up and offered another name: Donald John Trump.
Naturally, a bit of a commotion broke out as the grinning Gaetz calmly retook his seat next to equally tickled Marjorie Taylor Greene.
Now, of course, Trump didn’t win or even get enough additional votes to really matter. Neither did he in round eight, where Gaetz put his name forward once again.
But that’s not really the point, is it?
I mean, Gaetz had to know that throwing out Trump’s name either time would have essentially been a wasted vote. There’s no way that name would garner enough votes. But he did it anyway.
Now, to be sure, Gaetz did warn us all that he would put Trump forward as the House’s next Speaker. Back when it was first assumed that the House would be retaken by the GOP, Gaetz began talking about how great it would be for Trump to take the leadership role.
Well, for starters, it would allow him to begin investigations and even impeachment trials for both Biden and his ridiculous second-in-command. You know, how Pelosi oversaw the same kind of thing about Trump.
Secondly, if such were begun and succeeded, Trump would then be able to assume the White House’s Oval Office again and possibly far before 2024 arrived, as the Speaker of the House in third in line for succession.
Not that we need to worry about any of that, given that Trump’s name wasn’t taken seriously.
But as I mentioned before, maybe that wasn’t the point. If anything, Gaetz ensured he had a good laugh at the liberal’s expense. I’m sure there were more than a few worried as all get out and fuming when Trump’s name was mentioned.
Good work, Gaetz.