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The traitor speaks: Jeff Van Drew pledges “undying support” for Trump as he switches parties

The New Jersey politician formally joined the Cult of Trump at a White House meeting, where he was lauded by Trump, Trump’s kids, and Mike Pence. The House Democratic caucus responded by notifying Van Drew that he is no longer welcome among them.