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Penny says Trump was ‘wrong’ for dinner with Holocaust denier



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Former Vice President Mike Pence said on Monday that Donald Trumpwrong had “a recent dinner” with White nationalist and Holocaust denier Nick Fuentes and rapper Kanye West at his Florida resort and what former the president should apologize for It.

“President Trump was wrong to give white nationalist, anti-Semite and Holocaust denier seat at the table and I think he should apologize for It. And he should unequivocally condemn these people and their hateful rhetoric,” Pence told NewsNation. in clip released on Monday evening.

Trump ‘demonstrated extremely short-sighted judgment in giving these people a seat at the table,” he said, adding that he did not consider Trump “a racist or bigot.”

Trump has faced quick reaction of the participants of his own party after hosting Fuentes and West at his Mar-a-Lago estate last Tuesday. The meeting took place a week after former the president announced he will seek the Republican presidential nomination in 2024.

Penny, who It has also viewed as a potential 2024 Republican nominee, mostly spoken positively of Trump policy and his time in his administration, but he broke with in former the president on his appeal of January 6, 2021 attack at the US Capitol. He told CNN in November City Hall, in which Trump’s words and tweet on January 6 “was reckless” and he believes there will be a “better choice”. in 2024 than Trump.

See Pence’s response when asked if he would support Trump in 2024

Comments from Pence join choir of harsh criticism of Trump in last days.

Jason Greenblatt, who served as White House Envoy to the Middle East in Trump administration wrote in article for CNN published on Monday that dinner “should Did not happen. Period.”

“I hope that President Trump will condemn Fuentes, West and the like. for what kind of haters are they of Jews and haters of basics of United States of America. People like Fuentes are dangerous to the United States. President Trump, whom I know would acknowledge it and issue this is a condemnation”, Greenblatt, who Jew wrote. “In spite of of how or why dinner happened, haters like Fuentes and West should not provide a platform or seat at the table anyone”.

Senator Marco Rubio of Florida in response to news of at the meeting, told CNN on On Monday, that Fuentes “is a supplier and distributor of evil, poison,” as well as added of West: “I don’t know him, but the guy has something problems”.

Asked if Trump should condemn Fuentes, Rubio said: “I hope he will. Because I know he is not an anti-Semite. I can tell you that for a fact that there is no Trump, and this guy (Fuentes) is evil. And that guy just nasty, nasty person. He’s an ass clown.”

Republican Senator Mitt Romney of Meanwhile, Utah vehemently condemned Trump for being hosted in group.

“You know, I think it’s disgusting to invite people like what to meet with a former the president of United States. I think it was clear that there is no limit to the extent to which President Trump will humiliate himself and the nation,” Romney said.

When asked Trump should apologize, Romney said, “He doesn’t. He never sees anything wrong in everything he does is so typical of his approach that either says it was a joke or says he didn’t know what’s happened. But it doesn’t fly, obviously. It’s something that frankly humiliates him to do what he did. And this is what also humiliates the country. It’s a pity”.

On Sunday, Republican Governor Asa Hutchinson called a meeting. with two numbers “very disturbing” and “empowering” for extremism.

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GOP Governor Calls Trump Dinner with Holocaust denier and Kanye West ‘very worried’

“No, I don’t think it is. good idea for leader who leads by example for country or party meet with (a) an avowedly racist or anti-Semite. And so it’s very disturbing, and it shouldn’t be, and we need to avoid such of empowering extremes,” he told CNN’s Dana Basch. on “State of Union.” “You want reduce their strength, not strengthen them. Stay away from this.”

Hutchinson, who is term-limited and leaving office in January, it currently pondering the White House bid for 2024.

CNN previously reported that Trump was engaged with Fuentes and found he is “very interested” during dinner, according to a source familiar with this, especially Fuentes abilities thunder off statistics and data, and his acquaintance with Trump world. AT one During dinner, Trump said he “likes” Fuentes.

Fuentes has been identified as a white supremacist by the Anti-Defamation League and has been banned from most major social media platforms for his white nationalist rhetoric. Fuentes attended on grounds of US Capitol on January 6, 2021, and promoted Trump’s unsubstantiated claims of fraud. in elections 2020. The West has been consumed in his own controversy after repeating antisemitic conspiracy theories and creating others offensive claims last month.

Trump acknowledged dinner in a post on truth social on Friday, writing: “This past a week Kanye West invited me to dinner at Mar-a-Lago. Shortly thereafter, he unexpectedly showed up with three of his friends that I didn’t know anything about. We had dinner on Tuesday evening with there are many members on in back patio. Dinner passed quickly and without incident. Then they left for the airport.”

Trump reiterated later Friday that he “didn’t know Fuentes and suggested West business as well as political advice.

This story was updated with additional details.

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