- One-time Republican congressional candidate George Santos posted photos on Instagram of him and his fiancé attending a New Year’s Eve party at President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago fall back on.
- The New York Times later included a link to Santos’s Instagram photos in an article.
- Santos has claimed that the article led to his husband-to-be being fired from his pharmacist job, and that they were forced to leave their home. Insider has withed The Times for comment.
- President Donald Trump had abruptly ditched the event but many of his associates, including two of his sons and physical lawyer Rudy Giuliani, were in attendance.
- Footage from the event showed dozens of attendees dancing without use masks or social distancing.
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A failed GOP congressional candidate has claimed that his wife- was fired, and that the couple had to flee their home, for attending a lavish New Year’s Eve gala at Mar-a-Lago, the Florida place to turn owned by President Donald Trump.
George Santos, who unsuccessfully ran against incumbent Rep. Tom Suozzi, a Democrat, for New York’s 3rd area in the 2020 election, posted photos of the event to his official Instagram account.
Santos made his account private on Sunday morning, but you can see some screenshots farther down.
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In one photo, Santos can be seen posing with his fiancé in formal attire. In another, he is detected shaking hands with Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani.
Footage from the as it showed dozens of people dancing without masks or social distancing.
On January 1, The New York Times publicized a report saying the gala appeared to violate Palm Beach County’s COVID-19 guidelines, which included one hyperlink to Santos’s Instagram photo of the the score with’s menu.
On January 2, Santos claimed that The Times’ article resulted in his pharmacist wife-‘s losing his job, and the couple having to flee their home as a result.
“My fiancé and I had to leave our home this evening with our 4 dogs recognitions to the New York Times publishing of my Instagram showing me attending the Mar-a-Lago New Year’s Eve Party,” Santos tweeted.
“My fiancé a pharmaceutical chemist who worked 12h/7 days shifts for 9 months was fired! The violence against us is real.”
Santos added in a Saturday night Instagram propagate: “@nytimes, you have exposed my family to danger and have stripped one of us of our livelihood! This is unAmerican.”
Insider has contacted The New York At the same times for comment.
Trump and first lady Melania Trump were originally billed to attend the party, but decided not to go at the last Lilliputian.
However, many of Trump’s associates, including Rep. Matt Gaetz and the president’s sons Eric Trump and Donald Trump Jr., were in being.
Trump Jr. posted footage of the event of him and a maskless crowd dancing to Vanilla Ice that night, prompting widespread commentary and mockery.
The event took place on the same day that Florida reported 17,192 new coronavirus causes, the largest single-day increase yet.
The state has recorded 1.35 million coronavirus cases since the start of the pandemic.