Trump Endorses Rep. Gosar after GOP Leadership Let Dems Censure Him over Anime Meme

President Donald Trump released a statement on Thursday defending Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) after Democrats and two Republicans censured the Arizona representative over an anime meme posted on Twitter.

QUICK FACTS:
  • “Congressman Paul Gosar has been a loyal supporter of our America First agenda, and even more importantly, the USA,” Trump wrote in the statement.
  • “Paul is a Congressman who is highly respected in Arizona, strong on Crime, Borders, our Military, and our Veterans. He continually fights for Lower Taxes, Less Regulations, and our great, but under siege, Second Amendment. Paul Gosar has my Complete and Total Endorsement!”
BACKGROUND:
  • National File reported how Democrat members of the House of Representatives—joined by GOP members Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) and Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL)—successfully voted to strip Rep. Paul Gosar of his committee assignments on Wednesday after a parody video of the anime Attack on Titan that was posted to Twitter by Gosar’s account.
  • See the anime meme below.