Gaetz and Trump rep challenge report that the Florida congressman was denied a meeting with the former president.
GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz was reportedly denied a meeting with Trump, CNN reported.
Gaetz called the report false and said he never sought out a meeting with the former president.
GOP Congressman Matt Gaetz, who is facing federal sex trafficking allegations, was reportedly denied a meeting with Donald Trump as aides try to distance the former president from him, CNN reported.
Two anonymous sources who were familiar with the situation told the outlet that the Florida congressman tried to schedule a visit to Mar-a-Lago this week but was denied.
Following CNN's report, Gaetz took to Twitter to say he never asked for a meeting.
"This is a total lie. I am on a pre-planned vacation with my fiancée. I was welcomed at Trump Doral days ago," Gaetz said in a tweet. "No such meeting was denied nor sought. Gabby, "unnamed sources" lied. When can we expect a retraction?"https://www.businessinsider.com/gaetz-challenges-report-that-he-was-denied-meeting-with-trump-2021-4