February 8, 2023

Trump’s latest dinner guest: Nick Fuentes, the white supremacist

In a statement released in response to the Fuentes party, which did not name Mr Trump, Matt Brooks, chief executive of the Republican Jewish Coalition, said: “We strongly condemn the blatant anti-Semitism of Kanye West and Nick Fuentes. All political leaders should reject their hate messages and refuse to meet them.

Attending a bloody far-right rally in Charlottesville, Va., in 2017, Mr. Fuentes is best known for running a white nationalist youth organization called America First, whose supporters call themselves the Kroebers or the Kroeber Army. In 2020 Mr. After Trump’s defeat, Mr. Fuentes and Groeber engaged in a series of public events.

At the November 2020 “Stop the Steel” rally in Washington, Mr. urged his supporters “Storm in every state capital until January 20, 2021, when President Trump takes office for another four years.” The following month, at a similar event, Mr. Fuentes led a rally chanting “destroy the GOP” and urged people not to vote in the January 2021 Georgia Senate runoff election.

Jan. 6, 2021, Mr. Fuentes led a large group of gropers to the Capitol, where they met Mr. They rallied outside in support of Trump. The next day, Mr. Fuentes wrote on Twitter that the attack on the Capitol was “amazing, and I’m not going to pretend it’s not.”

At least seven people associated with his America First organization have been charged with federal crimes in connection with the Capitol attack. In January, Mr A subpoena by the House Select Committee to investigate the January 6 attack on the Capitol Seeking information about his role in it.

Mr. Christie, Mr. West and Mr. Hosting Fuentes, Mr. That gave Trump a certain preference, he speculated: “He can’t stay focused all the time,” Mr. Christie said. “So having someone show up at his club — even if you believe he doesn’t know who Nick Fuentes is — and want to sit with him feeds the hunger he feels for the attention he’s been missing since he left the presidency.”

Mr. West, who has said he will run for president in 2020 and run again in 2024, posted a video on Twitter describing the dinner. Mr. Mr. Trump He said he was “really impressed” with Fuentes.