Former Trump White House adviser Cassidy Hutchinson appeared on MSNBC’s “Rachel Maddow Show” to discuss her upcoming book “Enough,” which details, among other things, what she faced while working for Trump in the period that culminated in his attempt to overthrow the government in January. 6. 2021.
Hutchinson, of course, revealed many shocking details about Trump and his various associates in the book, which will come to light ahead of the book’s release on September 26th. Among other things, she accused Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz of groping her twice.
In a statement issued to Maddow, Gaetz denied the allegations and instead claimed that he previously dated Hutchinson – while also accusing her of lying about what she saw on January 6th.
“I do not remember any of these events and based on Cassidy’s previous false statements I doubt they occurred. I dated Cassidy for a few weeks when we were both single years ago. We parted amicably and remained friends afterward, even during President Trump’s term when she asked me to help her find an apartment in South Florida because she desperately wanted to continue working for President Trump,” Gaetz said.
Asked by Maddow, Hutchinson did not address the claim that she was “eager to continue working for Trump” after Jan. 6 and had asked Gaetz for help finding a residence near him. But she has denied his claims that they were dating.
“Matt Gaetz, in my opinion, is someone that I personally don’t particularly value in terms of trust. And I don’t think Matt Gaetz has the best track record when it comes to relationships and that he approves of his relationships as he thinks they could be defined,” Hutchinson said. “I have to say on my behalf that I never dated Matt Gaetz. I have much higher standards for men. And frankly, Matt is a very dubious politician. We see that today in the turmoil he is causing on Capitol Hill with the spending negotiations. I really don’t have much to say to someone who cares more about good manners than actually passing laws.”
Watch the clip below: