Trump’s Holocaust Deniers’ Dinner Creates a Huge Problem for Republicans
Donald Trump has confirmed he had dinner with a Holocaust-denying white supremacist in what is the latest major headache for the GOP.
Former President Donald Trump hosted white nationalist and anti-Semite Nick Fuentes at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach on Tuesday night, according to multiple people familiar with the event.
“Last week Kanye West called me for dinner at Mar-a-Lago,” he wrote. “Shortly afterwards he unexpectedly showed up with three of his friends, of whom I knew nothing. We had dinner on Tuesday evening with many of the members present on the back patio. The dinner was quick and uneventful. They then left for the airport.
As eventful as it was, the dinner reflected a remarkable moment in an extremely early 2024 campaign cycle: the frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination breaks bread with a man who frequently posts racist and Holocaust revisionist content, brought there by a rapper who launches his own presidential campaign in the shadow of his own anti-Semitic remarks.
Trump spent Thanksgiving week hanging out with white nationalists who deny the Holocaust and be prosecuted for rape.
Even if the mountain of potential criminal cases are pushed aside because Republican primary voters don’t care, the idea that the 2024 Republican candidate could be both convicted of raping a woman and of pleasing Holocaust deniers could destroy entire Republican ballots. Across the country.
Every candidate who appears on a ballot with Trump will be asked about Fuentes and Holocaust denial.
A smaller version of this effect was visible midterm in Pennsylvania where the presence of Doug Mastriano leading the poll led Republicans to have their clocks cleared race after race. John Fetterman succeeded Mastriano in Mehmet Oz. The Republican candidate for governor has become shorthand with Pennsylvania voters for radical extremism.
Trump has a wide open path to the Republican nomination as the party is on track to repeat the mistakes of 2016 by fielding a bloated field of dozens of candidates that will see the former president win the primaries and caucuses with 30 % voices.
If Trump is the nominee in 2024, Republicans will be beaten hard again, and dinner with Holocaust deniers is a taste of what’s to come for the GOP in 2024.
Jason is the editor. He is also a member of the White House press pool and a congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason holds a bachelor’s degree in political science. His graduate studies focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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