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Republican Matt Gaetz self-quarantines over exposure fears after wearing a gasmask to mock emergency coronavirus funding

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Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) is the fourth Republican to self-quarantine after potential COVID-19 coronavirus exposure while attending the right-wing Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington, DC.

His office announced on Twitter that Gaetz has been tested for coronavirus and is currently self-quarantining. He is also closing his Washington, DC office.

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Gaetz joins Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) and Rep. Doug Collins are also under self-quarantine.

Gaetz had mocked coronavirus by wearing a gas mask:

Over the weekend, one of his constituents died from the virus and a second has tested positive. Gaetz was on Air Force One with Trump hours before his self-quarantine.

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Here is his announcement:

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‘They don’t understand what it means to be American’: Ex-Pentagon chief blasts White House

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White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany explained Wednesday that President Donald Trump went to St. John's Church with his Bible because it's what former President George W. Bush did after Sept. 11 and what Winston Churchill did during World War II. The problem, of course, being that protesters demanding an end to police brutality aren't the same as Al-Qaeda or the Nazis and it's police killing unarmed Americans, not Black Lives Matter.

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‘Comically ridiculous’: Kayleigh McEnany sparks outrage by comparing Trump to Winston Churchill

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At Wednesday's White House briefing, Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany compared President Donald Trump's church photo-op stunt to British Prime Minister Winston Churchill inspecting bombing damage during the Nazi raids in World War II.

Kayleigh compares the President’s photo op to Churchill inspecting bombing damage pic.twitter.com/KP5ovHMYzI

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Team Trump ‘running for cover’ after attempt to crack down on protests results in ‘humiliation’: conservative columnist

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