His emoji choices had people talking.
Florida Republican congressman Matt Gaetz got Twitter talking thanks to his reaction to a photo First Daughter Tiffany Trump shared on social media Wednesday night.
The president’s 27-year-old daughter shared a series of images from inside the White House, where she was decked out head-to-toe in Republican red. Her caption was a simple heart emoji.
Gaetz retweeted one of the photos from his personal account, sharing a few choice emojis of his own. The ones he used: a heart, fire, heart eyes and a thumbs up.
— Matt Gaetz (@mattgaetz) November 12, 2020
The tweet was seen as both flirty and a little bit “creepy” by more than a few stars, most of whom lean Democratic.
Rosanna Arquette called Gaetz a “perv,” while Sandra Bernhard said it was “so sad and droopy for all involved.”
Rosie O’Donnell retweeted someone who asked “Anyone else sickened by this?” and replied, “on many levels … #yuk.” Added Broadway and “Rescue Me” star Steven Pasquale, “Hey, creepy f–ker. We can see this. You know that, right?”
— Sandra Bernhard (@SandraBernhard) November 12, 2020
Hey, creepy fucker. We can see this. You know that, right? https://t.co/CyoIZ9tfiB
— steven pasquale (@StevePasquale) November 12, 2020
— ✌🏼rosanna arquette (@RoArquette) November 12, 2020
— ROSIE (@Rosie) November 12, 2020
The post sparked some side eye from Twitter at large as well — see more popular reactions below.
Matt this is inappropriate and creepy
— Asha Rangappa (@AshaRangappa_) November 12, 2020
Below is a tweet from a sitting member of Congress.
And here is a message for women everywhere: you are better than this man, and you should run for Congress. pic.twitter.com/V3aAaHw3ch
— Natalie Montelongo (@natimontelongo) November 12, 2020
They are already planning spin-offs… pic.twitter.com/cWjjE1N8YO
— YS (@NYinLA2121) November 12, 2020
Ew. Creepy and gross. https://t.co/zgYtopmSY1
— Kimberley Johnson (@AuthorKimberley) November 12, 2020
(pretends the tweet did not cross her feed) pic.twitter.com/YlHUBtGQiu
— Amy Siskind (@Amy_Siskind) November 12, 2020
— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) November 12, 2020
Does this feel like a classy thing to be doing on the internet?
— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@MollyJongFast) November 12, 2020
You are such a weird little freak, Matty.
— The Hoarse Whisperer (@TheRealHoarse) November 12, 2020
Tiffany, however, didn’t seem to mind — and, on Thursday morning, both liked and retweeted the message, before replying with, yes, even more emojis.
— Tiffany Ariana Trump (@TiffanyATrump) November 12, 2020
Originally published at https://toofab.com/2020/11/12/rep-matt-gaetz-backlash-for-flirty-tiffany-trump-tweet/ on .