Ex-GOP Rep. Says That Dinner With Ye, Fuentes “Further Diminishes” Trump
- Ex-Rep. Charlie Dent criticised Trump’s dining with Nick Fuentes, Mar-a-Lago, on Saturday
- CNN’s Dent said that Republicans must “stamp this type of element” from their party.
- Dent stated, “It is inexcusable that he would eat dinner with this noted white nationist.”
Former GOP Rep. Charlie Dent of Pennsylvania on Saturday criticized former President Donald Trump for hosting white supremacist and Holocaust denier Nick Fuentes at his Mar-a-Lago club last week — stating that it was “appalling” that it occurred.
Dent, a moderate who served as a House member from 2005 to 2018. backedIn the 2020 presidential election, President Joe Biden beat Trump toldCNN’s Jim Acosta stated that Trump was “inexcusable”. Fuentes was invited along by Ye, the rapper once known as Kanye West.
Ye, who was unable to secure lucrative deals with Balenciaga or Adidas after he became a CEO of the company, has now lost those deals. madeAfter Trump floated a 2024 presidential campaign, Fuentes made antisemitic comments last month and came to South Florida to speak with Trump.
Trump, who was first elected in 2016 to the White House, but lost to Biden in 2020. launchedHis 2024 presidential campaign.
Dent, a former chairman, of the House Ethics Committee, was not impressed with Trump’s statement. Trump said the dinner was “quickly and uneventful” and that Ye “unexpectedly appeared at the table with three of my friends, whom I didn’t know anything about.”
“It is inexcusable that he would eat dinner with Nick Fuentes, a noted antisemite and white nationalist, as well as Kanye West, with all his baggage.” It is just appalling that such a thing happened,” the congressman said.
He continued, “And in truth, it’s incumbent upon Republican establishment, what’s remaining of it, to stamp such an element from within the GOP once for all.” “We saw it in William F. Buckley, and many others back then, the John Birch Society, who got rid of these extreme, radical elements. There must be a concerted effort. Too many of our fellow citizens have forgotten about the whole ‘America First” movement and its ugly historical connotations going back to the 1930s.
Dent continued to blast Trump’s handlers and wondered how Fuentes was allowed to meet with the former President.
“It also speaks to a larger problem for former President Trump — that there apparently are no gatekeepers. There are no adults. There doesn’t appear to be any political discipline. He said it was also terrible to imagine how such a dinner could ever happen.
“But, I guess I would add that this further diminishes Donald Trump’s status as a serious political figure. Trump’s former presidential rivals should be pleased about this event as it will elevate them and harm Trump. Trump is declining. But he’s still very dangerous,” he stated.
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