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Matt Gaetz (R-FL) reveals secret “son” on Tucker Carlson
Posted by: pdq
Date: June 19, 2020 10:05AM
Just a little odd:

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Rep. Matt Gaetz created a social media frenzy Thursday when he revealed he had a teenage son named Nestor and later introduced the young man during an appearance on Fox News.

Gaetz (R-Fla.) shared that he has a Cuban-born son to explain why he became so irate when Rep. Cedric L. Richmond (D-La.), who is black, said the white lawmakers in the room couldn’t understand what it was like to father a black child.

Many raised doubts about Gaetz’s claim of a secret son. He never mentioned his son in his biographical data or elsewhere. An old photo surfaced online of Gaetz with Nestor in which the congressman refers to him as a “local student.”

Gaetz told People Magazine in an interview that he never formally adopted 19-year-old Nestor but that Nestor has lived with him since immigrating from Cuba at age 12.

Gaetz says this kid came from Cuba “legally, of course” when he was 12, after his mother died while Gaetz was dating this kid’s sister (which ended a while ago). But he didn’t adopt him and has hidden the relationship from the public til now.

I mean, good for Gaetz, if the story is legit. But how does a 12 year old boy legally emigrate from Cuba to the US without his parents? And why did Gaetz (who refers to this kid as “non-white”) keep it a secret?



Rep. Gaetz and local student...uh...son...uh...family member.
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Re: Matt Gaetz (R-FL) reveals secret “son” on Tucker Carlson
Posted by: Acer
Date: June 19, 2020 10:17AM
Weird flex, as the kids say these days.
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Re: Matt Gaetz (R-FL) reveals secret “son” on Tucker Carlson
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: June 19, 2020 10:24AM
OK that explains the Twitter jokes.

I hope Nestor is OK.
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Re: Matt Gaetz (R-FL) reveals secret “son” on Tucker Carlson
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: June 19, 2020 10:25AM
Entering the US as an unaccompanied 12-year-old was easy as a Cuban. Until the policy ended in 2017, any Cuban who was able to touch American soil above the high water mark could stay in the US as a legal immigrant. They are also qualified for US citizenship after being here for one year.

The US did not forcibly keep Cuban children. If a recognized Cuban guardian requested the child to be returned to Cuba, the child was. As displayed in the Elian Gonzalez repatriation in 2000, that was not popular in Cuban community of South Florida.



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-- François de La Rochefoucauld
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Re: Matt Gaetz (R-FL) reveals secret “son” on Tucker Carlson
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: June 19, 2020 10:26AM
Sorry misread the header. Thought it said:

'Matt Gaetz (R-FL) reveals secret “son” IS Tucker Carlson'
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Re: Matt Gaetz (R-FL) reveals secret “son” on Tucker Carlson
Posted by: Speedy
Date: June 19, 2020 10:34AM
Ugh, don’t read the comments to the WaPo article.



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Re: Matt Gaetz (R-FL) reveals secret “son” on Tucker Carlson
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: June 19, 2020 10:55AM
Very weird. I hope Nestor enjoys college.



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Re: Matt Gaetz (R-FL) reveals secret “son” on Tucker Carlson
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: June 19, 2020 10:58AM
....saw that story yesterday....it just seems odd.....an 'adopted son'.....that he literally kept hidden [ not kept out of the public eye but seems like he made active effort to be 'secret' ].......



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Re: Matt Gaetz (R-FL) reveals secret “son” on Tucker Carlson
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: June 19, 2020 11:02AM
Maybe because his pro-family smiling America public agenda doesn't match with his nontraditional single-parent (a child with no mother? - <gasp!>) adoptive mixed-race family?



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Re: Matt Gaetz (R-FL) reveals secret “son” on Tucker Carlson
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: June 19, 2020 11:14AM
You gotta admit, Matt Gaetz and Jim Jordan have really creepy stories.
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Re: Matt Gaetz (R-FL) reveals secret “son” on Tucker Carlson
Posted by: S. Pupp
Date: June 19, 2020 11:30AM
“ Gaetz (R-Fla.) shared that he has a Cuban-born son to explain why he became so irate when Rep. Cedric L. Richmond (D-La.), who is black, said the white lawmakers in the room couldn’t understand what it was like to father a black child. ”

How is fathering a half-Cuban son the same as fathering an African American son? They are not perceived as, nor treated, the same at all.
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Re: Matt Gaetz (R-FL) reveals secret “son” on Tucker Carlson
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: June 19, 2020 11:56AM
^^

He did not father the young man, he essentially gave him a place to live.

He claims the boy is the brother of his former girlfriend and came he alone as a 14-year-old. He has been living with Gaetz ever since.

With Gaetz, it wouldn't surprise me much if the he hired the kid a few weeks ago from Mar-A-Lago to mow his yard.



“No persons are more frequently wrong, than those who will not admit they are wrong.”
-- François de La Rochefoucauld
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Re: Matt Gaetz (R-FL) reveals secret “son” on Tucker Carlson
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: June 19, 2020 12:15PM
So you can bring your kid into the tangle if it suits your purpose, but mentioning Trump's kid is forbidden?
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Re: Matt Gaetz (R-FL) reveals secret “son” on Tucker Carlson
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: June 19, 2020 12:31PM
Wouldn't a pool boy have been simpler?
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Re: Matt Gaetz (R-FL) reveals secret “son” on Tucker Carlson
Posted by: $tevie
Date: June 19, 2020 12:37PM
So now I hear his father is still alive. This story is not over yet.



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Re: Matt Gaetz (R-FL) reveals secret “son” on Tucker Carlson
Posted by: p8712
Date: June 19, 2020 01:14PM
You're all so innocent.

The kid's a sex slave/worker.
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Re: Matt Gaetz (R-FL) reveals secret “son” on Tucker Carlson
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: June 19, 2020 01:24PM
Gaetz was the only one in the House or Senate to vote against a human-trafficking bill.

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Re: Matt Gaetz (R-FL) reveals secret “son” on Tucker Carlson
Posted by: Speedy
Date: June 19, 2020 02:52PM
Reportedly the kid lived with his real father his junior and senior years in high school.



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Re: Matt Gaetz (R-FL) reveals secret “son” on Tucker Carlson
Posted by: p8712
Date: June 19, 2020 03:23PM
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Speedy
Reportedly the kid lived with his real father his junior and senior years in high school.

His father - but Gaetz is his daddy.
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Re: Matt Gaetz (R-FL) reveals secret “son” on Tucker Carlson
Posted by: pdq
Date: June 19, 2020 04:51PM
Just a little odd. That’s all I’m sayin.
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Re: Matt Gaetz (R-FL) reveals secret “son” on Tucker Carlson
Posted by: $tevie
Date: June 19, 2020 05:14PM
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p8712
You're all so innocent.

The kid's a sex slave/worker.
I think that you mistook not stating the obvious for being naive.



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Re: Matt Gaetz (R-FL) reveals secret “son” on Tucker Carlson
Posted by: PeterB
Date: June 19, 2020 08:50PM
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