Post a Comment Print Share on Facebook
Featured texttospeech USA Fussball Kreml Nancy

Mike Pence urges Donald Trump to apologize

After his dinner with controversial rapper Kanye West and self-confessed neo-Nazi Nick Fuentes, former US President Donald Trump has faced growing criticism from within his own ranks.

- 7 reads.

Mike Pence urges Donald Trump to apologize

After his dinner with controversial rapper Kanye West and self-confessed neo-Nazi Nick Fuentes, former US President Donald Trump has faced growing criticism from within his own ranks. His former deputy Mike Pence criticized his decision to receive West and Fuentes for dinner in an interview.

It was wrong for Trump to give "a white nationalist, anti-Semite and Holocaust denier a seat at the table," Pence said in a TV appearance on Monday. Trump should apologize for that. "And he should unreservedly condemn these individuals and their hateful rhetoric."

He doesn't think Trump is anti-Semitic or racist - otherwise he wouldn't have served as his vice president, Pence said. "But I think the President showed extremely poor judgment in giving these individuals a seat at the table."

Trump had dinner with West, who now calls himself Ye, and Fuentes at his Mar-a-Lago private club in Florida last Tuesday. Fuentes is a far-right activist with a long history of anti-Semitic rhetoric and an ideology of alleged white supremacy.

Ye has recently come under criticism for posts that have been condemned as anti-Semitic. That's why online platforms blocked him, his talent agency and companies like Adidas cut their connections to the rapper.

Jewish groups strongly condemned Trump's meetings with Fuentes and Ye - including the Zionist Organization of America, which honored the former president just days before announcing his re-election to the White House.

His former ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, also criticized him. "To my friend Donald Trump, you are better than this," Friedman wrote on Twitter. Even a visit from an anti-Semite like Kanye West and human scum like Nick Fuentes is unacceptable. "I'm asking you to throw out these bums, renounce them and relegate them to the dustbin of history where they belong."

Regarding Trump's dinner with Ye and Fuentes, former New Jersey governor Chris Christie told the New York Times: "This is just another example of Trump's terrible lack of judgment, which he shared with previous lousy decisions, makes it an intolerable candidate for the Republican Party for the 2024 general election.” Christie is considered a possible candidate for the intra-party nomination race for the White House, and ex-Vice President Pence has also indirectly indicated ambitions.

Trump's former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, also a possible presidential candidate, condemned anti-Semitism without mentioning his boss. "Anti-Semitism is a cancer," Pompeo wrote. "We stand with the Jewish people in their fight against the world's oldest resentment."

The ex-president himself claimed he had "never met or heard from Fuentes" until Ye showed up with him at his private residence that evening. Trump has not yet distanced himself from the mindset of his guests.

Avatar
Your Name
Post a Comment
Characters Left:
Your comment has been forwarded to the administrator for approval.×
Warning! Will constitute a criminal offense, illegal, threatening, offensive, insulting and swearing, derogatory, defamatory, vulgar, pornographic, indecent, personality rights, damaging or similar nature in the nature of all kinds of financial content, legal, criminal and administrative responsibility for the content of the sender member / members are belong.