Following the previously reported controversial dinner held at Mar-A-Lago on Nov. 22, when former President Donald Trump hosted Ye West, along with West’s guests including controversial Christian Nationalist live streamer Nicholas J. Fuentes, the former President quickly found himself in hot water. West, who’s had multiple instances of controversy within the past month and has been accused of anti-semitic remarks, was controversial enough for Trump. West’s guest, however, is where many eyes were focused. Nicholas J. Fuentes, a 24-year-old live streamer and host of America First, who considers himself to be a Christian Nationalist, has been similarly accused of anti-semetic remarks.
Political figures such as former Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie, Rep. Liz Cheney, and Sen. Mitt Romney, all of which regularly butted heads with Trump regardless of this newest controversy, have come out against former President Trump, along with multiple other political figures.
Today, Minority Leader of the United States Senate, Mitch McConnell, joined Rep. Liz Cheney and Sen. Mitt Romney in their condemnation of former President Trump, saying:
“There is no room in the Republican Party for anti-Semitism or white supremacy. 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.”
It should be noted that Trump only invited West, and this dinner was well over a month in planning. Following West’s recent decision to run for President in 2024, West has become associated with Nicholas J. Fuentes, as well as Milo Yiannopoulos, both of which are highly controversial figures. While Yiannopoulos is not believed to have attended the dinner, Fuentes is confirmed to have been at the dinner.
Following the Mar-A-Lago dinner, Trump released a Truth on his Truth Social account, clarifying the situation. Most notably, Trump added, “Also, I didn’t know Nick Fuentes.” It’s unlikely that Trump knows, or is familiar with who Fuentes, a 24-year-old live streamer is.
Trump went on to add:
“Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, was asking me for advice concerning some of his difficulties, in particular having to do with his business. 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 of the nice things he said about me on “Tucker Carlson.” Why wouldn’t I agree to meet? Also, I didn’t know Nick Fuentes.”