White supremacist Nick Fuentes spills over Mar-A-Lago dinner with Trump
Notorious white supremacist, Holocaust-denying right-wing political extremist Nick Fuentes opened up about his shocking dinner in Mar-a-Lago with his “hero,” Donald Trump, a man he said he “loves.”
“We had a very interesting dinner that I’m sure you all read about,” Fuentes said on his podcast Friday of Tuesday’s meeting with his pal Ye, the rapper formerly known as Kanye West, and Trump.
Fuente’s podcast was launched on YouTube by Ye, whose anti-Semitic messages were blocked on Twitter earlier this year.
“I have to say that I’m a bit embarrassed in a way about the events of the last week because this has become a bit of a scandal for President Trump,” Fuentes said.
Fuentes said he told Trump over dinner, “Mr. President, you are one of the greatest Americans who ever lived… I love you. I’ve supported you all these years.”
Trump “was really a hero of mine,” Fuentes added on the podcast. But he also pointed out that if Trump has any hope of winning the presidency in 2024, Trump – who he described as “moderate” – needs to step it up.
it was you first to reveal the controversial dinner in a video he posted on Twitter. He said Trump was “very impressed” with Fuentes. Trump praised Fuentes over dinner, sources told The New York Times and Axios. “He’ll get me,” the former president said, according to the Times.
After media reports surfaced, Trump confirmed the dinner but claimed he had no idea who Fuentes was. He also stressed that Ye did not say anything anti-Semitic as the men dined.
Fuentes also made sure in his podcast that Trump knew him.
“I don’t think he knew I was at dinner” – at least initially, Fuentes laughed. “Let’s put it that way. I don’t know if I should say that he didn’t know me. IM not sure.”
The fourth member of the dinner party, Karen Giorno — a veteran political activist who worked on Trump’s 2016 campaign — confirmed to The Washington Post’s Josh Hawley that Trump “was impressed by Nick and his knowledge of Trump World.” But the president “didn’t seem to know at first” who he was, Giorno said.
Giorno said Trump wanted to talk about 2024 and his “base” of supporters, while Fuentes repeatedly told him he was “better when he was fiery and off the cuff.” At some point, the discussion became “heated,” she said.
Fuentes is a high-profile right-wing extremist backed by key Trump allies like Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) and Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.). Both lawmakers spoke at a white supremacist conference organized by Fuentes earlier this year. This triggered fierce controversy, which was widely and prominently covered by the media.