Matt Gaetz in his 2020 book, “Firebrand: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the MAGA Revolution”:
“I have an active social life, and it’s probably easier in the era of Trump. We’ve had ‘perfect family man’ presidents before, after all, and many of those men sold out our country, even if their wives were happy the whole time. If politicians’ family lives aren’t what really matter to the voters, maybe that’s a good thing. I’m a representative, not a monk.
We’ve got a president now who doesn’t care for puritanical grandstanding or moralistic preening. He is a lot more direct — even visceral, open, and realistic — about his likes and dislikes. So overall, this is a good time to be a fun-loving politician instead of a stick-in-the-mud.”