Trump invites ‘handsome sucker’ Madison Cawthorn to motorcade after comments at GOP convention where he said ‘If I had a face like him, I would have been president 20 years earlier’
Donald Trump brought Madison Cawthorn to the airport in his motorcade after remarks at the GOP convention in North Carolina on Saturday night, where he praised the congressman for his good looks and bright future.
“All I can say is that great things are coming,” Cawthorn told DailyMail.com when asked what was discussed during the ride.
“I am convinced that very, very soon there will be a new American Renaissance in politics. Not only about the elections of 2022, but even in eight to ten years.’
Notably, Cawthorn will be 35 in 10 years — the age an American must be to earn a spot on the vice president or president ticket.
Donald Trump invited Representative Madison Cawthorn to his motorcade to the airport after his speech at the North Carolina GOP convention on Saturday. Congresswoman told DailyMail.com: ‘All I can say is great things are coming’
Cawthorn can be seen at the convention alongside Trump and his former chief of staff Mark Meadows — whose 11th congressional district seat filled Cawthorn when it was vacated
During Trump’s speech at the convention, he called Cawthorn a “handsome dork” and said: “If I had a face like him, I would have been president 20 years earlier”
At 25, Cawthorn is the youngest member of Congress.
The former president yelled at the North Carolina representative during his second public remarks since leaving office.
He said Cawthorn is “someone I’ve gotten to know very well, and he’s a handsome dummy.”
Madison Cawthorn. Where’s Madison? Where’s our Madison? Thank you, Madison,” Trump said at the start of his 90-minute speech. ‘Thank you. What a great guy. What a good future you have.’
“If I had a face like him, I would have been president 20 years earlier,” he continued, thanking Cawthorn again.
An adviser to the congressman told DailyMail.com, “President Trump and Madison Cawthorn have developed a very close relationship.”
“The two Republican leaders are cut from the same cloth.”
The impromptu meeting with Trump comes after Cawthorn was seen leaving Trump Tower in New York City on Wednesday in photos taken by DailyMail.com
It is not immediately clear why Cawthorn visited Trump Tower. He was shown around the city on Wednesday, including to Central Park
Trump also left Trump Tower in New York City on Wednesday. Looks like he met Cawthorn
They declined to comment on the discussion Cawthorn and Trump had during the drive from the convention center to the airport in Greenville, North Carolina.
Dailymail.com exclusively got a photo of the two together at the convention, with Trump crouching next to Cawthorn’s wheelchair. The congressman was partially paralyzed in a car accident in 2014 when he was 18 years old.
Cawthorn and the ex-president spotted together comes a week after the representative was spotted leaving Trump Tower in New York after Trump was also seen in his eponymous building.
It was not immediately clear why Cawthorn was at Trump’s New York residence.
The young lawmaker was given a tour of the Big Apple on Wednesday as he visited sites around the city, including Central Park.
After the meeting, Cawthorn tweeted, “Biden wants to use your tax dollars to fund his radical agenda.”