Donald Trump’s disturbing dinner at Mar-a-Lago last week with Holocaust-denying white supremacist Nick Fuentes is further evidence that Trump Is sliding even “deeper into the heart of darkness” A former Vice President’s top aide has been a top-ranking aide since his defeat in 2020. Mike Pence said.

Last Tuesday’s dinner with Fuentes, Ye and Kanye West was “incredibly poor judgment” By Trump, Pence’s former chief of staff Marc Short said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

“There’s no excuse for it,” He concluded.

Short agreed with the comments of former New Jersey Governor. Chris Christie (R), who stated Friday that the dinner was “a great way to celebrate New Jersey’s independence”. Trump An “untenable” Nominated candidate for president. Both Christie and Pence They might decide to launch their own campaigns for president.

Trump’s meeting with Fuentes and Ye was ironic, given that Trump’s daughter Ivanka converted to Judaism, Short noted.

But “ever since the election in 2020, I think the [former] president’s descended deeper into the heart of darkness here,” Short was the key. “I think it’s a big challenge [and] another reason Republicans are looking in a different direction in 2024.”

Ashley Allison, CNN’s political commentator, said that the dinner was not surprising.

Short was reminded again by Allison Trump Anti-protesters were chanting as Nazi flag supporters marched in front “Jews will not replace us” 2017 in Charlottesville (Virginia). Trump They insisted at that time that they were “very fine people” Both sides.

Why “would we be surprised he had an antisemite go down to have dinner with him?” She asked. “Donald Trump is homophobic; he is an antisemite, he does racist things,” She concluded. If he runs for president again, that will be. “continue to polarize us and cause this heightened tension of hate and violence,” She continued.

Fuentes, a well-known racist and antisemite, has advocated for women not being able to vote. Ye pledged on Twitter in October to vote “death con 3” Jews

Trump has insisted he didn’t recognize the high-profile political activist backed by Trump’s own allies, GOP Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene (Ga.) and Paul Gosar (Ariz.). However, witnesses claimed that Trump Fuentes was highly praised at dinner.

He claimed that he was only giving Ye business advice. Ye was recently expelled from several lucrative sponsorships after his antisemitic remarks and tweets.

Another post at Truth Social Trump Later called Ye, “seriously troubled man.”

Ye said he had asked Trump To be his Vice president and that Trump “screamed” At the dinner. But Trump Witnesses report that Fuentes was praised as they ate together.