Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) is one of the most sycophantic defenders of President Donald Trump in the U.S. Congress, always willing to support whatever objectionable things the president says or does. But a tweet he sent out Thursday about immigrants was so disgusting that Twitter dealt Gaetz a giant dose of internet karma.
Responding to remarks former Vice President and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden made about immigrants being a “gift” to America, Gaetz posted this tone deaf response:
.@JoeBiden says illegal immigrants are a “gift” to America.
If true, can we return to sender?
— Matt Gaetz (@mattgaetz) March 5, 2020
That was all it took for social media to rise up and lay a nasty digital whipping on Congressman Gaetz. Take a look at some of the responses:
I’d genuinely like to know 1) why you’re so awful, 2) who hurt you, and 3) what do you think the American economy would look like without the people who live here, legal or not? It would crumble, Matt. Even you know that. But you get to hide behind racist rhetoric, right?
— Riveting Rosie (@noitsleviOsah) March 5, 2020
Honesty, Matt. We’d rather keep them and send you elsewhere.
At least they work, and those I’ve known don’t lie, cheat, or drive drunk like you do. They don’t have rich daddies to bail them out of trouble every time.
— KrisS ? Your Vote, Your Voice ? (@MplsMe) March 5, 2020
Would love to see you picking up potatoes or strawberries at 110F
— Jonathan Webers (@JWeber988) March 5, 2020
Sure, how about we start with Melania who lied on her visa app, ok?#MattGaetzIsATool #SpongebobSquarehead
Everyone PLEASE follow, support & donate to @PhilEhr
This vile creature needs to be removed from office
NW FL’s biggest mistake! pic.twitter.com/Ep0SwfaLjw
— ?Sheryl Lynne ? #ImpeachedForLife (@shossy2) March 5, 2020
Are you tweeting this from your iPhone? I ask Bc Steve Jobs father came here illegally from Syria…
— Irishrygirl (@irishrygirl) March 6, 2020
I was born/raised in the San Joaquin Valley. Now live in the Salinas Valley. Both areas heavy agriculture industry.
Question for the Congressman: Who do you think gets up a zero-dark-thirty each and every day, rain or shine and does the back-breaking work to pick your food?
— mdw831 (@mdw8311) March 5, 2020
Matt, you’ve been arrested more times than most immigrants, and most Americans, for that matter.
So you should sit this one TF out.
— AGirlHasNoPresident ? (@bttr_as1) March 6, 2020
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