An appearance on Friday night on Newsmax by Donald Trump's last White House chief of staff, Mark Meadows, set off a flurry of angry comments by critics of the former president after Meadows said they are holding "cabinet" meetings at the Trump National Golf Club.
Repeating "cabinet members" multiple times while speaking with Newsmax host Steve Cortes, Meadows added, "Well, we met with several of our cabinet members tonight, we actually had a follow-up meeting with some of our cabinet members, and as we were looking at that, we were looking at what does come next. I'm not authorized to speak on behalf of the president, but I can tell you this Steve, we wouldn't be meeting tonight if we weren't making plans to move forward in a real way, with president Trump at the head of that ticket."
Twitter commenters were quick to question what they are discussing with others wondering if they realize the Trump administration was ousted in last November's presidential election.
You can see some comments below:
@RonFilipkowski Cabinet? Aren't they just a group of guys now?— Jim'sJunkBox (@Jim'sJunkBox) 1627698738.0
@RonFilipkowski He lost. He is not going to be reinstated. The grift continues. (seriously is Mark being blackmailed)— Survivingnsweatpants (@Survivingnsweatpants) 1627701536.0
@RonFilipkowski @BaddCompani Does this mean there is a shadow government? @LeaderMcConnell should train on how to r… https://t.co/JZC6mZugdW— Expand voting access to all citizens! (@Expand voting access to all citizens!) 1627693563.0
@RonFilipkowski Was @GOPLeader there? "The president bears responsibility for Wednesday's attack on Congress by mo… https://t.co/HoEeaAXkfa— One_of_The_Survivors (@One_of_The_Survivors) 1627705615.0
@RonFilipkowski And the scary thing is, the Faux News, OANN and Newsmax’s of this world nod and smile while they s… https://t.co/QlGIWz1maW— Frankie 🏴☠️ (@Frankie 🏴☠️) 1627736983.0
@MTPSU1987 @HunterJCullen @RonFilipkowski Yes. Take this as evidence of criminal intent ⚖️— 🇺🇸 ʑıɬıŋɧą 🇵🇹 (@🇺🇸 ʑıɬıŋɧą 🇵🇹) 1627721212.0
@RonFilipkowski This is not right, this is scary that they're even talking like this.— LawlessIsBack🌊✌️🇺🇲 (@LawlessIsBack🌊✌️🇺🇲) 1627702642.0
@RonFilipkowski 'Our Cabinet members' implies a government-in-exile. They should all face indictment for sedition.— Tom Shafer (@Tom Shafer) 1627688413.0
@RonFilipkowski This is insane. Do we even have laws that prevent this situation?— Marla Tauscher (@Marla Tauscher) 1627692657.0
@RonFilipkowski I'm telling you, he's set up a shadow government. This is sedition... Damn...Is the @FBI or the… https://t.co/3HiEXiFP85— No Justice, No Peace! 💉💉 (@No Justice, No Peace! 💉💉) 1627699713.0