“Congressman Matt Gaetz never asked me for a pardon. It must also be remembered that he has totally denied the accusations against him.” –Statement from Donald Trump.
FACT CHECK: According to the New York Times story, Gaetz never personally asked Trump for a pardon, but instead asked intermediaries to inquire. Plus, Gaetz has declared “First, I have never, ever paid for sex. And second, I, as an adult man, have not slept with a 17-year-old,” an oddly specific statement regarding age and the sex act, but oddly unspecific regarding a timeline, dependent on your definition of “adult man.”