McCarthy Mischaracterizes Trump’s Response to Fuentes Meeting

Posted on AllSides December 1st, 2022
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Asked about Donald Trump’s dinner meeting attended by Nick Fuentes, a white supremacist, Rep. Kevin McCarthy claimed the former president “came out four times and condemned him.” That’s not accurate. Trump had repeatedly said he didn’t know who Fuentes was, but he stopped short of condemning him or his ideas.

Trump, who has announced his candidacy to recapture the presidency, arranged a private dinner with Ye, the performer formerly known as Kanye West, at his Mar-a-Lago club two days before Thanksgiving. It was later revealed that Ye arrived with three guests, including Fuentes, who...

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