When he took office in 2021, Madison Cawthorn became one of the youngest congresspeople in American history. And being so young, at only 26, the North Carolina Rep. began to look for role models. During an interview with the Daily Caller on Monday night, Cawthorn talked about his father figure within the Republican party, saying he speaks with Donald Trump on almost a daily basis.“Trump is like a father to me, I get to talk to him every single day. He’s incredible, he’s a genius,” the GOP lawmaker told Brianna Lyman.
Cawthorn continued, “Being 26 years old obviously I don’t have a ridiculous amount of experience with dealing with foreign policy, so if I can just call the former president of the United States and say, ‘hey, what would you do in this situation? So I love him. He’s been very good to me and he’s been so good to our country.”
It seems like Trump may treat Cawthorn even better than he treats his own sons. According to Michael Cohen, Trump told him to let Don Jr. go to jail rather than Ivanka if it ever came to that.
Watch a clip of the segment, courtesy of the Daily Caller:
Madison Cawthorn: “Trump has become like a father to me. I get to talk to him just about every single day. He’s incredible – such a genius.” pic.twitter.com/LEvpSuirTs
— Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) January 31, 2022
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