WASHINGTON – Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), tore into former President Donald Trump Monday is the last week’s dining day with Kanye West, white nationalist Nick FuentesCall the get-together “disgusting and dangerous” And so on Trump This was “pure evil” Thanks for hosting the sitdown.

West, who has recently lost lucrative business transactions with Adidas, among others, was criticized for making anti-Semitic comments. Fuentes To break bread with The 76 year-old Trump On Nov. 22, he was at Mar-a-Lago.

“For a former president to sit down and have dinner with a high-profile anti-semite is disgusting and dangerous,” Schumer In his first post Thanksgiving break speech, he spoke on the Senate floor. “To give an anti-semite even the smallest platform – much less an audience over dinner – is pure evil.”

Trump He acknowledged that West had been invited to his home Friday over for dinner, but insisted that Fuentes They had been there with The rapper did not make any announcements.

Chuck, Senate Majority leader Schumer Donald Trump, former President Trump Spend time with Kanye West, white nationalist Nick Fuentes.
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“Our dinner meeting was intended to be Kanye and me only, but he arrived with a guest whom I had never met and knew nothing about,” The statement was sent to The Post by the former president.

Schumer Trump’s claim didn’t matter, because the former commander-in-chief still could not bring himself to denounce the man “who fancies himself a leading thinker on the extreme edges of the hard right, embracing everything from white nationalism to anti-semitism to outright Holocaust denial.”

“Even assuming the former president didn’t realize Mr. Fuentes was coming to Mar-a-Lago, for him to refuse to condemn Fuentes and his bigoted words after the dinner is appalling and it is dangerous,” Schumer said.

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Former President Donald Trump surprised many people Trump’s actions to meet with The West is controversial Fuentes.
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The White House also joined the condemnation Monday. with Karine Jean Pierre, press secretary, said President Biden “totally rejects bigotry, racism, anti-semitism and [believes] there is just no place for these types of vile forces in our society.”

“When you do not speak out against these types of poisonous and dangerous kinds of remarks or representation, if you will, that is also incredibly dangerous within itself,” Jean-Pierre said. “We should all be condemning this and we should be very clear, very clear, and say it in really absolute clear terms.”

In his Senate remarks Schumer Applauded other Republicans “pushing [Trump] to do the right thing” And condemn Fuentes “since the former president does not seem to have the honor, the decency, the humanity to do it on his own.”

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Trump Hosted Holocaust-denying Fuentes On Nov. 22, he was at Mar-a-Lago.
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Arkansas Republican Governor Asa Hutchinson said to CNN that the meeting was “very troubling.”

“I don’t think it’s a good idea for a leader that’s setting an example for the country or the party to meet with (an) avowed racist or anti-Semite,” Hutchinson is 71. “It shouldn’t happen and we need to avoid those kind of empowering [of] the extremes.”

Hutchinson has stated that he is looking at a run against Hutchinson Trump For the Republican nomination in 2024. “diminish [extremists’] strength, not empower them.”

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Trump He acknowledged that West had been invited to his home Friday over for dinner.
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Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., also spoke to NBC News on Sunday. Trump “certainly needs better judgement in who he dines with.”

“I would not take a meeting with [Fuentes.] I wouldn’t take a meeting with Kanye West either, but that’s my opinion,” Comer is expected to lead the House Oversight Committee if Republicans regain control over the lower chamber next year.