Mitch McConnell tears into Trump’s Nick Fuentes dinner as more Republicans criticize the Donald 

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell became the latest senior Republican to condemn former President Donald Trump’s dinner meeting with white nationalist Nick Fuentes – this time linking it to Trump’s crusade to get back in the White House.

‘First, let me just say that there is no room in the Republican Party for anti semitism or white supremacy,’ McConnell said at the Capitol Tuesday.

‘And anyone meeting with people advocating that point of view in my judgment, are highly unlikely to ever be elected president of the United States,’ he said.

The later comment referenced Trump’s bid to try to reclaim the White House in 2024, an effort he announced at Mar-a-Lago immediately after the off-year elections.

McConnell had hinted that his remarks were coming, telling reporters who inquired on Monday they could ask him about it Tuesday. His remark comes after top Republicans were criticized for failing to publicly condemn Trump’s meeting with Fuentes and rapper Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, who has himself been under fire for a series of antisemitic comments.

'Anyone meeting with people advocating that point of view in my judgment, are highly unlikely to ever be elected president of the United States,' Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday, after saying there was'no room' in the GOP for anti-semitism or white supremacy

‘Anyone meeting with people advocating that point of view in my judgment, are highly unlikely to ever be elected president of the United States,’ Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday, after saying there was ‘no room’ in the GOP for anti-semitism or white supremacy

McConnell repeated his comment when asked if he would back Trump if he got the party’s nomination in 2024.

‘And that would apply to all of the leaders in the party who will be seeking offices,’ he said.

It came hours after House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy also criticized the comments – while also repeating Trump’s claim that he didn’t know who Fuentes was when he met him at his private Florida club.

McConnell and Trump have been engaged in a long-running feud. McConnell delivered a speech after January 6 where he said Trump ‘provoked’ the Capitol riot.

Trump blamed McConnell for the GOP’s inability to seize the Senate, saying in a pos it was “Mitch McConnell’s fault” and saying McConnell “blew the midterms.”

Trump has also launched repeated racist attacks on McConnell’s wife, former Trump Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao. 

‘Everyone despises [McConnell] and his otherwise lovely wife, Coco Chow!,’ Trump wrote earlier this month. 

McConnell’s words come as a string of Republicans have criticized Trump for the meeting, days after it was first reported on Friday.  

McConnell is in a long-running feud with former President Trump, who has leveled racist attacks at his wife, former Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao

McConnell is in a long-running feud with former President Trump, who has leveled racist attacks at his wife, former Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao

McConnell is latest Republican to criticize Trump's meeting with white nationalist Nick Fuentes

McConnell is latest Republican to criticize Trump’s meeting with white nationalist Nick Fuentes

McCarthy earlier Tuesday condemned Donald Trump’s meeting — but gave the former president the benefit of the doubt in saying that he didn’t know who we was meeting.

Democrats were quick to condemn Trump’s meeting with Fuentes at Mar-a-Lago last week, and criticized Republicans who steered clear of commenting.

McCarthy, who is in line to become speaker of the House after Republicans won control of the lower chamber in the midterm elections, was among those who had kept his own counsel.

On Tuesday, after a meeting at the White House, he was asked why he had not condemned the meeting. 

‘I don’t think anybody should be spending any time with Nick Fuentes,’ he told reporters. 

‘He has no place in this Republican Party. I think President Trump came out four times and condemned him and didn’t know who he was.’

When he was told Trump had not condemned him or his ideology, McCarthy responded: ‘Well, I condemn his ideology.

‘It has no place in our society.’

House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy was asked if there was any reason he had avoided condemning Donald Trump's meeting with antisemite Nick Feuntes. 'I don't think anybody should be spending any time with Nick Fuentes,' he told reporters at the White House

House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy was asked if there was any reason he had avoided condemning Donald Trump’s meeting with antisemite Nick Feuntes. ‘I don’t think anybody should be spending any time with Nick Fuentes,’ he told reporters at the White House

McCarthy was at the White House for a meeting of congressional leaders but the first question to him was why he had not spoken out about Trump's controversial Mar-a-Lago guest

McCarthy was at the White House for a meeting of congressional leaders but the first question to him was why he had not spoken out about Trump’s controversial Mar-a-Lago guest

Former President Donald Trump

Nick Fuentes

Trump had dinner with Fuentes, a racist and antisemite, at Mar-a-Lago on Tuesday last week, along with the performer Kanye West, who has also been censured for antisemitic statements

Last week, Trump dined at his Florida home with the hip hop star Kanye West, who has been denounced for antisemitic statements, and Fuentes, who is known for being a Holocaust denier and for spreading antisemitic views.  

Before Monday, when members of Congress began returning from their Thanksgiving break, few senior Republicans had condemned the meeting.

Among the handful that had, some expressly pointed to McCarthy’s silence. 

Rep. Adam Kinzinger, a high-profile Trump critic, tweeted: ‘Has @GOPLeader condemned this yet? Or nah?’ 

However, the chorus of disapproval began to grow on Monday, with former Vice President Mike Pence adding his voice.

‘President Trump was wrong to give a white nationalist, an antisemite and Holocaust denier, a seat at the table and I think he should apologize for it,’ Pence said in an interview with NewsNation that will air Monday night. ‘And he should denounce those individuals and their hateful rhetoric without qualification.’

But Pence also defended his former running mate – with whom he had a falling out after he refused to overturn the 2020 election results when chairing the joint session of Congress on January 6.  

‘With that being said, as I point out in the book as well, I don’t believe Donald Trump is an antisemite. I don’t believe he’s a racist or a bigot. I would not have been his vice president if he was,’ Pence continued. 

He pointed out how Trump’s daughter Ivanka converted to Judaism when she married Jared Kushner, and that their three children are Jewish. 

‘His grandchildren are Jewish,’ Pence said of Trump.

Pence indicated that he believed the ‘broad brush of attack that media leveled at him’ was unfair. 

‘But I think the president demonstrated profoundly poor judgment in giving those individuals a seat at the table and as I said, I think he should apologize for it. He should denounce them without qualification,’ Pence added. 

Trump has yet to apologize for dining with Fuentes. 

Instead on Monday he sent out a statement complaining about the Justice Department’s appointment special counsel Jack Smith, calling him a ‘fully weaponized monster.’

Former Vice President Mike Pence (right) said Monday that former President Donald Trump should apologize for having dinner with white nationalist Nick Fuentes

Former Vice President Mike Pence (right) said Monday that former President Donald Trump should apologize for having dinner with white nationalist Nick Fuentes

Former President Donald Trump and Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, dined together alongside Nick Fuentes at Mar-a-Lago on Tuesday

Former President Donald Trump and Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, dined together alongside Nick Fuentes at Mar-a-Lago on Tuesday 

Nick Fuentes, a white supremacist and Holocaust denier, dined with former President Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago on Tuesday

Nick Fuentes, a white supremacist and Holocaust denier, dined with former President Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago on Tuesday

As Republican lawmakers arrived back in Washington Monday after the Thanksgiving break, condemnations of Trump slowly rolled in – though the Democratic National Committee called the broader party out for being quiet on the issue. 

Rep. James Comer, the ranking Republican on the House Oversight Committee, said Trump ‘needs better judgement in who he dines with.’ 

Sen. Susan Collins, a prominent centrist Republican, told reporters Monday, ‘I condemn white supremacy and antisemitism. The president should never have had a meal or even a meeting with Nick Fuentes.’ 

Collins was among the seven Republican senators to vote in favor of Trump’s second impeachment. As was Sen. Bill Cassidy, who also condemned Trump Monday.  

‘President Trump hosting racist antisemites for dinner encourages other racist antisemites. These attitudes are immoral and should not be entertained. This is not the Republican Party,’ Cassidy tweeted. 

Asked about the dinner by NBC News, retiring Ohio GOP Sen. Rob Portman said ‘it was wrong and inappropriate to have that meeting.’ 

‘White supremacy has no place in our nation’s culture and it’s antithetical to anything we stand for as Americans.’ 

Florida Republican Sen. Rick Scott agreed. 

Former President Donald Trump launched his 2024 bid for the White House a week before his sit-down with a white nationalist

Former President Donald Trump launched his 2024 bid for the White House a week before his sit-down with a white nationalist 

‘There’s no room in the Republican Party for white supremacist antisemitism, so it’s wrong,’ Scott said. 

Senate Minority Whip John Thune said that Trump should fire whatever adviser allowed the meet-up to occur. 

‘Well, that’s just a bad idea on every level. I don’t know who is – who’s advising him on his staff, but I hope that whoever that person was got fired,’ Thune said, according to NBC News

Outgoing Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, who is no stranger to criticizing Trump, called the face-to-face ‘very troubling’ and accused him of ’empowering’ extremists.

Georgia’s Republican Gov. Brian Kemp – who resisted pressure from Trump to overturn the state’s 2020 presidential election result – told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that ‘racism, antisemitism and denial of the Holocaust have no place in the Republican Party and are completely un-American.’ 

The paper reported that Georgia’s Republican Senate hopeful Herschel Walker declined to comment on the dinner. 

Walker has been endorsed by Trump.  

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell blew off a request for comment Monday as he entered the Senate chamber.

‘I’m going to have my usual stakeout tomorrow after lunch, and I’d be happy to take your questions then,’ McConnell told a reporter for Axios

Republican Louisiana Sen. Bill Cassidy condemned Trump's dinner with Fuentes and West in a Monday tweet. Cassidy was one of seven GOP senators who voted to convict Trump of inciting an insurrection during his second impeachment trial

Republican Louisiana Sen. Bill Cassidy condemned Trump’s dinner with Fuentes and West in a Monday tweet. Cassidy was one of seven GOP senators who voted to convict Trump of inciting an insurrection during his second impeachment trial 

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer called former President Donald Trump'disgusting' for having dinner with'notorious bigot' Nick Fuentes in a floor speech Monday

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer called former President Donald Trump ‘disgusting’ for having dinner with ‘notorious bigot’ Nick Fuentes in a floor speech Monday

On Saturday, President Joe Biden told DailyMail.com, ‘you don’t want to know what I think,’ when asked for his reaction to the dinner. 

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre added Monday that ‘this president totally rejects bigotry, racism, antisemitism, and there is just no place for these types of vile forces in our society.’ 

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer called Trump ‘disgusting’ for having dinner with the ‘notorious bigot’ Fuentes in a floor speech Monday.

‘Last week, it was reported that Donald Trump, the former president of the United States and Republican standard bearer, had dinner at Mar-a-Lago with a notorious bigot, who fancies himself a leading thinker on the extreme edges of the hard right, embracing everything from white nationalism, to antisemitism to outright Holocaust denial,’ Schumer said. ‘For a former president, to sit down and have dinner with a high profile anti-Semite is disgusting, and dangerous.’

Schumer then called it ‘pure evil’ that Trump gave Fuentes an audience over dinner.  

‘Even assuming the former president didn’t realize Mr. Fuentes was coming to Mar-a-Lago, for him to refuse to condemn Fuentes and his bigoted words after the dinner is appalling and it is dangerous.’

The New York Democrat, who is Jewish, said he was happy that some of Trump’s allies, including fellow Jews, are pushing him to ‘do the right thing’ and ‘condemning this vicious anti-Semite.’ ‘Since the former president does not seem to have the honor. The decency the humanity to do it on his own,’ Schumer added.

‘I vociferously condemn the former president’s decision to meet with his anti-Semite and urge my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to do the same,’ Schumer encouraged. 

Since the Trump dinner, Fuentes encouraged far-right conservatives to pick a different candidate in 2024. 

‘What are Christian Americans going to get out of a McCarthy speakership or new Trump White House? Lower gas prices? Reduce the corporate tax rate?’ Fuentes wrote in a post on Telegram. ‘Years will pass us by as things remain fundamentally the same. We must dream bigger.’ 

Fuentes had previously backed Trump’s MAGA movement.  

Trump was reportedly ‘very taken’ with Holocaust denier Fuentes during an impromptu sit-down.

Sources told Axios the former president was impressed by his ability to ‘rattle off statistics and recall speeches dating back to his 2016 campaign’ – but he had no clue of his controversial background.

The Justice Department in a 2021 complaint referred to Fuentes, an alt-right figure, as a ‘white supremacist’ and ‘America First’ podcaster.’

In an episode of his podcast, Fuentes ‘jokingly’ denied the Holocaust and compared Jews who were burnt in Nazi concentration camps to cookies in an oven.

One source who spoke with NBC News told the outlet Trump was taken by Fuentes who: ‘presented as statistician’.

They added: ‘He was very knowledgeable of polls and Trump’s campaign. Trump was very impressed but Trump didn’t know who he was.’ 

NBC News has since reported those close to Trump have since been thrown into a tail-spin by the fallout from the meeting, despite the former president allegedly having no prior knowledge of who Fuentes was.

‘This is a f***ing nightmare,’ said one longtime Trump adviser who spoke anonymously.

The source went on to say they are concerned that the meeting could impact Trump’s chances at taking the Republican nomination in 2024. 

‘If people are looking at [Florida Gov. Ron] DeSantis to run against Trump, here’s another reason why,’ the source said. 

On Friday, Ye also confirmed that Trump was ‘impressed’ with Fuentes in a video posted to Twitter.  

‘So Trump is really impressed with Nick Fuentes, and Nick Fuentes, unlike so many of the lawyers, and so many of the people that he was left with on his 2020 campaign, he’s actually a loyalist’ Ye said.

In a post on Truth Social Friday evening, Trump said he didn’t know Fuentes previous to the meeting, and offered an explanation on the meeting with the rapper.

‘Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, was asking me for advice concerning some of his difficulties, in particular having to do with his business,’ Trump wrote in the post. 

‘We also discussed, to a lesser extent, politics, where I told him he should definitely not run for President, ‘any voters you may have should vote for TRUMP.

‘Anyway, we got along great, he expressed no anti-Semitism, & I appreciated all the nice things he said about me on ‘Tucker Carlson.’ Why wouldn’t I agree to meet? Also, I don’t know Nick Fuentes.’ 

In a post on Truth Social Friday, Trump said he welcomed Ye to Mar-a-Lago for discussions surrounding business

In a post on Truth Social Friday, Trump said he welcomed Ye to Mar-a-Lago for discussions surrounding business

Fuentes once'jokingly' denied the Holocaust in an episode of his'America First' podcast

Fuentes once ‘jokingly’ denied the Holocaust in an episode of his ‘America First’ podcast 

The far-right political commentator compared Jews who were burnt in Nazi concentration camps to cookies in an oven

The far-right political commentator compared Jews who were burnt in Nazi concentration camps to cookies in an oven 

Three different sources, two Trump advisers and one person who is not currently involved in the Trump campaign, told NBC News Friday Ye also brought Karen Giorno, who managed the Trump campaign in Florida during the 2016 election. 

The former president reportedly knew the woman by both name and sight. 

A third unknown party was also brought by the rapper, however, the identity of the person is unknown and sources said he was ‘an associate’ of Ye’s.   

Fuentes is also helping Ye in his own 2024 presidential campaign, which is being managed by Milo Yiannopoulos, a former Breitbart editor and alt-right commentator, according to the rapper. 

In 2021, the Justice Department referred to Fuentes as a'white supremacist'

In 2021, the Justice Department referred to Fuentes as a ‘white supremacist’ 

This comes after Ye and Fuentes showed up at Mar-a-Lago ‘unexpectedly,’ according to the former president. 

‘This past week, Kanye West called me to have dinner at Mar-a-Lago. Shortly thereafter, he unexpectedly showed up with three of his friends, whom I knew nothing about,’ the ex-president said in an earlier post on the right-wing social media app. 

 ‘We had dinner on Tuesday evening with many members present on the back patio. The dinner was quick and uneventful. They then left for the airport.’ 

West had previously revealed that Trump – who has already announced he’d be running for the White House in 2024 – rejected the rapper’s request to be the ex-president’s vice presidential pick. 

Former President Donald Trump said Friday that disgraced rapper Kanye West showed up at Mar-a-Lago'unexpectedly' and said he'knew nothing about' his posse - that included a prominent white nationalist

Former President Donald Trump said Friday that disgraced rapper Kanye West showed up at Mar-a-Lago ‘unexpectedly’ and said he ‘knew nothing about’ his posse – that included a prominent white nationalist

West has also announced he plans to run for president in 2024.  

In a two-minute campaign promo posted to Twitter Thursday, the embattled artist – who has faced backlash for his remarks disparaging Jewish people – expanded on those plans, revealing he met with Trump, 76, Wednesday to discuss them.

A day earlier, West, 45, was seen traveling with Fuentes, as he headed to  Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida.

In the brief clip, West offered his own account of the sit-down, which he said saw him air his presidential aspirations to the former commander-in-chief, who announced his own renewed bid for the Oval Office last week.

Titled ‘Mar-a-Lago debrief,’ the abrupt campaign teaser comes just days after West was spotted in Beverly Hills with the white supremacist, who has emerged as one of the leading figures of the far-right for his views on Jews and other minority groups.

The pair then traveled to Miami together, and were spotted outside the former president’s Florida private club on Tuesday.

West, who was dropped by Adidas and several other companies last month for his antisemitic comments, praises Fuentes in the footage, while also criticizing Trump – who he said flat out denied his running mate request in a fit of rage.

Kanye West has revealed Donald Trump rejected his request to run under him in the upcoming 2024 election, less than a week after the rapper announced plans to run for president

Kanye West has revealed Donald Trump rejected his request to run under him in the upcoming 2024 election, less than a week after the rapper announced plans to run for president

In a two-minute campaign promo posted to Twitter Thursday, the embattled artist - who has faced backlash for his remarks disparaging Jewish people - expanded on those plans, revealing he met with Trump Wednesday to discuss them

In a two-minute campaign promo posted to Twitter Thursday, the embattled artist – who has faced backlash for his remarks disparaging Jewish people – expanded on those plans, revealing he met with Trump Wednesday to discuss them

‘The thing that Trump was most perturbed about [is] me asking him to be my vice president,’ Kanye said the clip posted on his recently-unlocked Twitter account on Thanksgiving night.

He continued: ‘I think that was, like, lower on the list of things that caught him off guard. It was the fact that I walked in with intelligence.’

He would go on to accuse the ex-head of state of succumbing to cancel culture by firing mercurial members of his cabinet such as top aides Karen Giorno and Steve Bannon, while distancing himself from other public figures such as Fuentes due to their views.

West would go on to hail Fuentes as a Trump ‘loyalist,’ touting his support of the storming of the Capitol on January 6, 2021, by citizens loyal to the then outgoing president.

‘Nick Fuentes, unlike so many of the lawyers and some of the people [Trump] was left with on his 2020 campaign, he’s actually a loyalist,’ West said in the video, which featured a caption with the hashtag #YE24. 

‘When all the lawyers said, ‘forget it, Trump’s done,’ there were loyalists running up in the White House, right?’ West continued, referring to the politician’s unsuccessful attempts to argue his election loss to current President Joe Biden.

West proceeded to chide the president for not doing anything to help the hundreds of Americans being prosecuted for their part in the insurgence 

‘Why, when you had the chance, did you not free the January 6ers?’ West asked incredulously, sitting on a counter at his LA studio while speaking to an interviewer.

The rapper goes on to offer advice to Trump, telling him to ‘go and get these people that the media tried to cancel’ – ignoring his own recent troubles while dealing with the media and his owned failed bid for the presidency in 2020.

At that point in the bizarre campaign ad, the video flashes photos of former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, Trump ally Roger Stone, and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, as to signify some of the polarizing figures the ex-president has supposedly alienated.

Jones, who rose to prominence during Trump’s campaign and first term in office, was recently ordered to pay a more than $1 billion to the families of the Sandy Hook victims for unfounded comments about a supposed conspiracy surrounding their children’s deaths.

Eventually, West said, he pitched his presidential run to the Republican, who responded by dismissing his desires for the White House with an anecdote in which he claimed he granted clemency to former federal prisoner Alice Johnson for West, and not his estranged wife Kim Kardashian, who had campaigned for Johnson’s release. 

Johnson, 67, had been convicted in 1996 for involvement in a Memphis cocaine trafficking scheme, which came with a life sentence, seen by Kardashian and other criminal justice reform advocates as much too tough for a non-violent offender.

Kardashian first came to the White House in May 2018 to tell Trump Johnson’s story. The president commuted Johnson’s sentence on June 6.

In response to West's pitch, Trump offered an anecdote about how he granted clemency to former federal prisoner Alice Johnson (at left in 2020) for West, and not his estranged wife Kim Kardashian, who had campaigned for Johnson's release

In response to West’s pitch, Trump offered an anecdote about how he granted clemency to former federal prisoner Alice Johnson (at left in 2020) for West, and not his estranged wife Kim Kardashian, who had campaigned for Johnson’s release

Kardashian's (left) first trip to the Trump White House came in May 2018, with President Trump (right) commuting the sentence of Johnson, a Memphis cocaine dealer, days later. The supermodel is in the midst of a very contentious divorce with the disgraced shoe designer

Kardashian’s (left) first trip to the Trump White House came in May 2018, with President Trump (right) commuting the sentence of Johnson, a Memphis cocaine dealer, days later. The supermodel is in the midst of a very contentious divorce with the disgraced shoe designer

West, however, in his campaign clip dismissed the president’s spiel as a ‘would-be mob-esque’ story meant to intimidate him into submission.

That said, West said he did not become offended until Trump insulted Kardashian to his face, though the insult itself is censored in the footage.

Trump allegedly told West, ‘you can tell her I said that.’

The rapper said that at that point, he became annoyed by the unspecified barb, telling the interviewer, ‘That’s the mother of my children.’ 

Meanwhile, the rapper is facing allegations that he harassed his former employees at Adidas – which carried his Yeezy shoe brand up until last month – by showing them pornography, including graphic images of Kardashian, 42, herself.

The pair split early this year, but have yet to officially divorce. 

Since then, West has grown increasingly unhinged on social media, culminating in the massive outcry leveled against him last month.

West – still in the midst of the very public divorce – spawned the backlash when he complained a ‘Jewish underground media mafia’ is ruining his career, along with a host of other antisemitic remarks. 

A day earlier, West , 45, was seen traveling with known white nationalist and Holocaust denier Nick Fuentes, as he headed to Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida before a planned dinner with the former president

A day earlier, West , 45, was seen traveling with known white nationalist and Holocaust denier Nick Fuentes, as he headed to Trump ‘s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida before a planned dinner with the former president 

The comment saw West stripped of several lucrative major partnerships with companies like Adidas and Balenciaga – which itself has come under fire for a recently pulled ad campaign that showed kids showing off teddy bears in bondage – as well as billions of dollars in a matter of days. 

West, who was banned from Twitter for his antisemitic diatribe, tweeted Sunday ‘Shalom :)’ after being reinstated earlier in the day. 

In his clip posted Thursday, West would go on to reveal that Trump was not pleased by his plans overtake the White House, and unleashed his own diatribe criticizing the rapper, telling him he would lose if he ran against him.

‘Trump started basically screaming at the table telling me I was gonna lose,’ West recalled, adding, I mean, has that ever worked for anyone in history?’

Keeping true to his trademark arrogant persona, the rapper added: ‘I’m like, ‘Wait, hold on Trump – you’re talking to Ye.” 

The clip ended the intro to West’s 2016 song Father Stretch My Hands, Pt. 1, accompanied by a title card reading ‘YE24.’ 

Two days earlier, the rapper raised eyebrows after being spotted with known antisemite Fuentes in Beverly Hills days before the pair set off to Miami together. 

The known anti Semite - who supported the January 6 riots and is a stalwart of the alt-right -and West were spotted inside a Miami airport wearing blue jackets

The known anti Semite – who supported the January 6 riots and is a stalwart of the alt-right -and West were spotted inside a Miami airport wearing blue jackets

Many subsequently took to Twitter to reveal their unease at the sighting, as both have recently gone on anti-Semitic rants. 

Daily Beast reporter Will Sommer called the situation ‘uniquely bad’ as Fuentes is an ‘outright neo-Nazi’ that has recently ‘whipped up hate toward Jews.’ 

‘It’s hard to be shocked by anything anymore, but Charlottesville marcher and Holocaust denier Nick Fuentes being hosted at the former president’s resort still feels uniquely bad,’ he wrote on Wednesday. 

‘[Fuentes is] being embraced by one of the biggest celebs in the country and, reportedly, Trumpworld.’ 

Inside Elections reporter Jacob Rubashkin expressed unease, writing: ‘So Holocaust denier and white supremacist Nick Fuentes and Hitler-obsessed anti-Semite Kanye West are hanging out at the former president’s home – where Kanye claims he had an audience with Trump.’ 

West enjoyed dinner with Trump, who recently announced his 2024 presidential run. Fuentes was reportedly not present at dinner

West enjoyed dinner with Trump, who recently announced his 2024 presidential run. Fuentes was reportedly not present at dinner 

On Tuesday, West asked his Twitter followers if he should ask Trump'to be my running mate in 2024.' The rapper recently had his account reinstated after being banned for anti-Semitic rants

On Tuesday, West asked his Twitter followers if he should ask Trump ‘to be my running mate in 2024.’ The rapper recently had his account reinstated after being banned for anti-Semitic rants

Another blamed Fuentes for West’s anti-Semitic rants, writing: ‘Kanye West is gone forever he’s hanging out with Nick Fuentes. No wonder he’s been hating on Jewish people lately. God, this is just sad.’ 

USA Today correspondent Will Carless noted that Fuentes is ‘banned from Twitter and other platforms’ for being a ‘bigot.’ 

West recently had his Twitter reinstated by new CEO Elon Musk, but his Instagram remains restricted. Both were paused due to West’s anti-Semitic rants, where he claimed he’d bring ‘death con 3’ to Jews and that Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs was controlled by the community.  

‘Hate likes company, I guess,’ Carless wrote on Twitter. 

Ian Haworth, a speaker for Turning Point USA, wrote: ‘So now that Kanye West is hanging out with Nick Fuentes – an open white supremacist – is it time to conclude that the blind money-motivated defense of Kanye is about as anti-conservative as possible at this point? 

‘How far are we from questioning what Nick Fuentes REALLY means?’ 

Fuentes started gaining notoriety in 2017 after he left Boston University following claims that he was receiving ‘threats’ after attending a white supremacist rally, Unite the Right, in Charlottesville, Virginia, according to the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). 

He also hosts a live-stream show called America First, which has a ‘cult-like following,’ according to ADL, and his fans are called Groypers. 

The young man uses his various platforms to push anti-Semitic and racist comments and has denied the Holocaust on multiple occasions. 

During one of his live-stream episodes, he reportedly compared Jews being incinerated in concentration camps to cookies in the oven. 

Fuentes’ platform largely pushes to preserve white, European-American identity and culture and pushes the conspiracy theory that the white race is impending destruction through white genocide. 

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Many expressed unease at the pair being spotted together and one blamed West's recent rants on his association with Fuentes

Many expressed unease at the pair being spotted together and one blamed West’s recent rants on his association with Fuentes 

He once said: ‘I don’t see Jews as Europeans and I don’t see them as part of Western civilization, particularly because they are not Christians.’ 

West became embroiled in controversy after debuting White Lives Matter shirts at Paris Fashion Week, alongside conservative commentator Candace Owens, on October 3. 

The rapper then sparked global outrage after he tweeted on October 8: ‘I’m a bit sleepy tonight but when I wake up I’m going death con 3 On JEWISH PEOPLE…The funny thing is I actually can’t be Anti Semitic because black people are actually Jew also…you guys have toyed with me and tried to black-ball anyone whoever opposes your agenda.’

The rapper was later asked by Piers Morgan if he regretted the tweet and he said: ‘No. Absolutely not, absolutely not. I fought fire with fire. I’m not here to get hosed down. That’s a different type of freedom fighter.’

He later clarified: ‘I will say I’m sorry for the people that I hurt. I feel like I caused hurt and confusion, and I’m sorry for the families of the people that had nothing to do with the trauma that I had been through and that I use my platform where you say, ‘Hurt people hurt people,’ and I was hurt.’

West's recent controversy started on October 3 at Paris Fashion Week, where he debuted White Lives Matter shirts, alongside Candace Owens (pictured)

West’s recent controversy started on October 3 at Paris Fashion Week, where he debuted White Lives Matter shirts, alongside Candace Owens (pictured) 

West went on to reportedly tell Sean'Diddy' Combs that'Jewish people told you to call me' and that they were not going to'threaten or influence me.' West also said the rapper was'breaking my heart' and that'no one gets in between me and my money'

 West went on to reportedly tell Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs that ‘Jewish people told you to call me’ and that they were not going to ‘threaten or influence me.’ West also said the rapper was ‘breaking my heart’ and that ‘no one gets in between me and my money’

The firestorm involving the rapper started when he took to Twitter to say he wanted to go'death con 3' on Jewish people who had apparently wronged him

The firestorm involving the rapper started when he took to Twitter to say he wanted to go ‘death con 3’ on Jewish people who had apparently wronged him 

His rants would later see brands pulling out from his billion-dollar brand, including Vogue, Balenciaga, and Adidas, causing him to lose his billionaire status. 

The biggest blow to West’s empire was when Adidas pulled its $1.5 billion deal from the singer after facing severe criticism for stalling so long. 

The German sporting goods behemoth announced the move in a statement released online, with the sportswear maker having put its partnership with West under review earlier this month ‘after repeated efforts to privately resolve the situation.’

The partnership began in 2013 after he left a collaboration with Nike and the deal was the crowning jewel of his fortune, with sales climbing to $1.7 billion in 2020 – earning him $191 million in royalties that year alone.

Rising in value: Jon Schaefer, who flips resold Yeezys on eBay, predicted that the price of the show could increase as much as 50 percent after Adidas' announcement, according to Forbes

German sporting goods behemoth Adidas has terminated its partnership with Kanye West amid controversial behavior from the American rapper and designer. A statement posted in the media section of its website called his comments ‘unacceptable, hateful and dangerous’

Forbes estimates that the Yeezy business with Adidas is worth $1.5 billion, and the company confirmed that it was likely going to lose up to $250 million of its net income in 2022 as a result of the split.

‘Adidas does not tolerate antisemitism and any other sort of hate speech. West’s recent comments and actions have been unacceptable, hateful and dangerous, and they violate the company’s values of diversity and inclusion, mutual respect and fairness,’ the company’s statement read.

‘After a thorough review, the company has taken the decision to terminate the partnership with Ye immediately, end production of Yeezy branded products and stop all payments to Ye and his companies. adidas will stop the Adidas Yeezy business with immediate effect.’

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