The embattled Florida Congressman responded to a CNN report on Sunday that said he had wanted to meet Trump at Mar-a-Lago.
CNN said the intervention made by Trump’s aides “signals that Gaetz finds himself increasingly isolated as he weathers a potentially career-ending scandal.”
But Gaetz, a vocal supporter of the former president, has fervently denied on social media that Trump had not wanted to see him.
In a tweet, responding to the claims, Gaetz said: “This is a total lie. I am on a pre-planned vacation with my fiancée.”
He continued: “I was welcomed at Trump Doral days ago. No such meeting was denied nor sought. Gabby, ‘unnamed sources’ lied. When can we expect a retraction?”
Gaetz faces serious allegations that he engaged in sexual misconduct with a teenage girl.