Matt Gaetz Wants to Be the Next (Alleged) Predator President

And as Republicans sink even lower, we have to take him seriously

Michael Arceneaux
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5 min readJun 5, 2021

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In the coming years, Representative Matt Gaetz is likely to be the inspiration for another Lifetime docuseries themed around sexual predators (or at least have a Law & Order: SVU episode based on his current scandal). But that apparently has not deterred his political ambitions at all. Not only has the Florida congressman not resigned from his job while in the midst of allegations of sex trafficking a minor, Gaetz believes he can make it all the way to the White House. When I say mighty, you say white.

I hate that I even have to mildly take this sad man’s dream seriously.

Of course, a Gaetz run in 2024 is possible only if the previous president, also potentially facing federal indictment, isn’t planning to make our lives miserable with another presidential bid.

“I support Donald Trump for president,” Gaetz texted the New York Post last week. “I’ve directly encouraged him to run and he gives me every indication he will. If Trump doesn’t run, I’m sure I could defeat whatever remains of Joe Biden by 2024.”

I’d like to think this country wouldn’t be goofy enough to elect another accused sexual predator with the intellectual curiosity of a weave found on the side of a dirt road in East Texas. I have my doubts about that.

In other words, Gaetz, like all of the other legions of Republicans currently swinging from the sac of Sweet Potato Saddam, is secretly hoping that Trump catches so many cases at once that it finally topples him over. After that, the plan is to woo and eventually inherit Trump’s racist cult. Once that happens, the nomination will be secured. Considering that Republicans across the country are presently trying to rig future elections, with the nomination comes the presidency.

All of which is built on the lie about Black voters that Trump created because his ego can’t allow him to admit that Joe Biden mollywhopped his ass in the 2020 presidential election.

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Michael Arceneaux
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New York Times bestselling author of “I Can’t Date Jesus” and “I Don’t Want To Die Poor.”