McConnell condemns Trump dinner with white supremacist Nick Fuentes
Senate Minority Chief Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Tuesday condemned former President Trump’s dinner with Nick Fuentes, an outspoken white supremacist and antisemitic organizer.
McConnell often tries to keep away from upsetting any battle with the previous president, with whom he hasn’t spoken in almost two years, however on Tuesday he let free with pointed criticism.
“There is no such thing as a room within the Republican Celebration for antisemtism or white supremacy and anybody assembly with folks advocating that perspective … [is] extremely unlikely to ever be elected president of the USA,” he informed reporters at the beginning of his weekly press convention.
McConnell’s feedback got here a day after Senate Republicans throughout the political spectrum criticized Trump’s choice to host Fuentes and Ye, the artist previously generally known as Kanye West, at his dinner desk at Mar-a-Lago shortly earlier than Thanksgiving.
It was a few of their most direct criticism of Trump since excoriating him on the Senate flooring on the finish of his second impeachment trial for inciting the Jan. 6, 2021, assault on the Capitol.
Ye has additionally provoked controversy for making quite a few antisemitic statements.