Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has shared his opinion about the dinner former President Donald Trump had with white supremacist Nick Fuentes and Ye, formerly Kanye West, using his comments to suggest Trump won’t be President again.
On Tuesday (November 29), McConnell explained during his weekly news conference that there wasn’t any room within the GOP for white supremacists and antisemites.
He then added that anyone meeting with those advocating for “antisemitism and white supremacy” wouldn’t be the President of the U.S. again.
McConnell’s remarks did not mention the former President by name; however, his comments were picked up by reporters who pressed the Senate Minority Leader about whether he would support Trump if he won the GOP Presidential primary in 2024.
McConnell didn’t answer the question directly, instead choosing to reiterate his comments about there being “no room in the Republican Party for antisemitism or white supremacy.”
He added that his statements applied “to all of the leaders in the party who will be seeking offices.”
McConnell’s remarks on Tuesday were the first the Senate Minority Leader made since news broke about a dinner Trump had with Ye and Fuentes, who’ve both repeated antisemitic rhetoric.
However, Fuentes’s presence at the dinner was the primary bone of contention, given the former Breitbart editor has denied the Holocaust and repeated white supremacist rhetoric.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy also weighed in on the controversial dinner, telling reporters — after a meeting he had with President Joe Biden and other Congressional leaders — that no one “should be spending any time with Nick Fuentes.”
However, McCarthy added that Trump — who didn’t know who Fuentes was at the time of dinner — has since condemned Fuentes four times.