Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (Republican) warned that maintaining this decision Encounters with a white supremacist It could end the presidential candidate’s ambitions for the White House.
Trump’s meeting with a white supremacist
“There is no place in the Republican Party for anti-Semitism or white supremacy,” McConnell told reporters. “And anyone who meets people who hold this view, in my opinion, is very unlikely to be elected President of the United States.”
- The comments came nearly a week after it was reported that Trump — who announced his candidacy for the 2024 election this month — met hip-hop artist Yee, formerly known as Kanye West, and far-right activist Nick Fuentes at a Mar-a-Lago party. Residence in Florida.
- McConnell did not mention Trump by name, but joined a small group of Republicans who recently condemned the controversial meeting.
- House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) also criticized the meeting.
- McCarthy was silent for several days about Trump’s dinner with Fuentes, a white nationalist who espoused racist and anti-Semitic views, supported segregation and denied the Holocaust.
Do Republicans support Nick Fuentes?
According to McCarthy, in his opinion, no one should meet with Nick Fuentes. He added that “his views are nowhere in the Republican Party or in this country.”
others Members of the Republican Party criticized Trump for his meeting with Fuentes They deny – as the former president wanted to say – that the meeting was a mistake.
- McCarthy said Trump denied Fuentes’ ideas, but he was corrected and told the former president that the former president had not.
- He said, “Well, I condemn their ideology.” “It has no place in society at all,” he added.
- Trump, in an interview with Fox News Digital on Tuesday, said he was unaware of Fuentes’ views and that if he had expressed them during a “very fast dinner,” they “would not have been accepted.” But the former president did not condemn the white nationalist or Yee for their anti-Semitic views.
- In his interview, Trump also doubled down on his criticism of McConnell, calling him a “loser for our nation and the Republican Party,” while falsely claiming he was crucial to McConnell’s 2020 re-election bid.