Trump Criticized White Nationalist Nick Fuentes: During the presidency of Donald Trump, there have been several instances in which Republicans have felt forced to make it appear as though the prior president said something that he did not say or vice versa.
Trump’s Attacks on White Nationalist Nick Fuentes
On Tuesday, a question was posed to House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy on the fact that he had not yet denounced former President Donald Trump for having dinner with Nick Fuentes, a white supremacist who also denies the Holocaust. The event took place a week ago.
McCarthy was quoted as saying, “I do not believe that anyone should be spending any time with Nick Fuentes. This Republican Party is not the place for someone like him. I believe that President Trump criticized him at least four times even though he was unaware of who he was.
A reporter gave this response in response to the question: “Well, he just stated he didn’t know who he was. He did not criticize the individual or his philosophy. McCarthy responded to this by declaring, “Well, I criticize his ideas. It is not acceptable in today’s culture. At all.” On the other hand, the reporter had the right assessment of Trump.
The assertion made by McCarthy was untrue; Trump had not criticized Fuentes at the time that McCarthy made his statement. There were at least four comments that Trump made regarding the meal. In each of these claims, Trump claimed that he was unaware of Fuentes; nevertheless, none of these remarks contained a condemnation of Fuentes.
Trump added in yet another statement that Fuentes had not communicated his opinions during the meal and that if Fuentes had, “it wouldn’t have been acceptable.” This statement was released by Fox more than five hours after McCarthy made his statements on Tuesday. This was the first time that President Trump explicitly condemned Fuentes.
Here is what President Trump has said in his public pronouncements regarding the meal that took place on the Tuesday before last at his club and estate in Florida known as Mar-a-Lago.
- A Guy Was Executed in Missouri in 2005 for the Murder of a Police Officer
- The Employment of Lethal Robots by San Francisco Police
In a post that he made on Saturday, Trump reaffirmed this narrative, adding that West was supposed to come alone to seek to advise but instead came up “with three individuals, two of whom I didn’t know, and the other a political guy who I haven’t seen in years.” One another time, Trump did not condemn Fuentes or the opinions he has.
Fox News published an article on Tuesday evening, more than five hours after McCarthy’s comments, in which Trump reiterated that he had not heard of Fuentes at the time of the dinner. Trump also added, “I had no idea what his views were, and they weren’t expressed at the table in our very quick dinner, or it wouldn’t have been accepted.” McCarthy’s comments were published on Tuesday morning.
The office of Congressman McCarthy did not immediately reply Tuesday to a request for comment from CNN.