Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) suggested Friday that rapper Nicki Minaj should be former President Donald Trump’s running mate if Trump decides to run for president again in 2024.
Why does Gaetz believe Minaj should get the call? Because she posted the numbers of two reporters on Instagram, which led to her fans bombarding the reporters with threats.
Newsweek notes that all of this comes after a week of controversy surrounding Minaj’s comments that her cousin has a friend in Trinidad who received the COVID-19 vaccine and became impotent as a result.
My cousin in Trinidad won’t get the vaccine cuz his friend got it & became impotent. His testicles became swollen. His friend was weeks away from getting married, now the girl called off the wedding. So just pray on it & make sure you’re comfortable with ur decision, not bullied
— Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) September 13, 2021
The story about Minaj’s cousin’s friend quickly became an international issue, with Trinidad and Tobago’s health minister Terrence Deyalsingh saying on Wednesday “there is absolutely no reported such side effect or adverse event of testicular swelling in Trinidad, or I dare say anywhere. None that we know of anywhere else in the world.
“We had to check and make sure that what she was claiming was either true or false,” Deyalsingh told a news conference. “Unfortunately, we wasted so much time yesterday running down this false claim. As far as we know at this point in time, there has been no such reported either side effect or adverse event.”
Yet despite the fact that Minaj’s claim has been fact-checked and completely debunked, Gaetz posted this:
Trump/Minaj 2024 https://t.co/M7Zxqd6pYY
— Matt Gaetz (@mattgaetz) September 17, 2021
Gaetz was thoroughly mocked on social media for his suggestion for the 2024 GOP ticket:
You planning to be unavailable? pic.twitter.com/cHaGygZYk5
— Impeachments* Are Forever (@OK_Dumbass) September 17, 2021
Oh Matt… Didn’t anyone tell you yet? Nicki Minaj no longer has any fans under the age of 18. This isn’t the pickup line you thought it was.
— Vikki Devine (@vikki_devine) September 18, 2021
— Tom Winner (@TomWinner1) September 18, 2021
She won’t have sex with you, Matt. Plus she’s over the age of 16. Too old for you.
— 🇺🇸 Dr. Fez. 🇺🇸 (@fjeffdr) September 18, 2021
Doesn’t Matt have anything better to do these days? He’s facing the prospect of spending the rest of his life in prison for sexually trafficking an underage girl. And one thing’s for certain: He won’t be able tweet once he’s incarcerated.
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