Photos posted by right-wing Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-N.C.) are triggering hypothesis that he might be a part of a mysterious shadow “Cabinet” in Donald Trump’s faux presidency just lately uncovered by former White House chief of employees Mark Meadows.
Cawthorn tweeted pictures of himself at a convention room desk at Trump’s Bedminster golf membership in New Jersey with the previous president and “business leaders.”
“On Saturday, I hosted a round table with special guest [former] President Donald Trump and several key business leaders to create a path forward to victory for the country and to provide election security nationwide,” Cawthorn tweeted.
The “roundtable” additionally apparently doubled as a $50,000-a-head fundraiser for Cawthorn.
Meadows revealed in a Newsmax interview that he and “President Trump” have been assembly with unidentified “Cabinet members” to debate “plans to move forward in a real way.”
He refused to element the plans. Nor did Meadows establish the “Cabinet members.” It was not clear in the event that they have been Trump’s former Cabinet members from when he truly was president or a part of some new panel assembled by Trump and Meadows.
New York Times White House correspondent Maggie Haberman tweeted afterward that she couldn’t get Meadows’ “bizarre” interview out of her head. “The former chief of staff is talking as if there’s a shadow presidency going on,” she stated.
Haberman criticized Meadows on CNN Monday for “playing into” the outlandish conspiracy idea that the previous president will one way or the other be “reinstated.”
“The reality is that former presidents don’t have Cabinets and they don’t have Cabinet meetings,” she stated. “This just creates this expectation for some of Trump’s supporters who are looking for permission … to keep believing that there’s some alternate universe.” (Check out the interview within the clip up high.)
Cawthorn additionally posted a video of himself on the assembly by which he appeared to be rolling his eyes as another person spoke. He later deleted the clip, which was labeled “Creating the Plan to Win.”
Also on the assembly was the lawmaker’s spouse, Cristina Cawthorn, and right-wing commentator Rogan O’Handley, who posted a photograph of the assembly on Instagram. Trump seems surly in Cawthorn’s video.
Cawthorn couldn’t instantly be reached for touch upon his relationship to Trump’s “Cabinet.”
Twitter critics lashed out on the Bedminster machinations.
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