"I guess there's just so much greatness when you're associated with this White House that you deserve to be paid more," Rep. Louis Gohmert (R-Texas) said. "Let's face it, when you're a dictator, you need to be paid more."
Gohmert made clear his remark was meant to be sarcastic. However, he criticized the White House for paying 141 aides more than $100,000 per year. A report from the White House released Friday listed the salaries of 454 employees and showed that no staffer is paid less than $40,000.
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