Trump Breaks Silence

Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

In an interview with Fox News Digital, former President Donald Trump hit back at Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s comments describing him as a “loser for our nation and for the Republican Party.”

Trump was discussing the meeting with Ye, formerly Kanye West, and white nationalist Nick Fuentes when he addressed McConnell’s remarks.

McConnell commented about the dinner Trump had with Fuentes and West at his Mar-a-Lago home, saying on Tuesday (November 29) that Trump would never be the President of the U.S. again.

Fuentes is known for his antisemitic and racist rhetoric in addition to his denial of the holocaust.

McConnell explained while commenting on the dinner that there was “no room in the Republican Party for antisemitism or white supremacism.”

Without mentioning Trump by name, McConnell relayed that “anyone meeting with people advocating that point of view” wouldn’t become President.

When asked about McConnell’s comments, Trump used the Senate Minority Leader’s words, calling McConnell the “loser for our nation and for the Republican Party.”

He added McConnell wouldn’t have been reelected to the Senate had it not been for the former President’s endorsement.

The former President also addressed the controversy surrounding the dinner with Fuentes, reiterating statements he made on Truth Social that he didn’t know what Fuentes’s views were.

He explained that during the “very quick dinner” Fuentes had not revealed his views, but that had he they wouldn’t have been accepted.

Trump added it was West who asked to meet for “advice” and that he heard West was experiencing “difficulties, including financial difficulties.”

The former President decided to meet with West, relaying that if he decided to meet West, it was a problem and, if he didn’t, “the fake news media will claim I’m a racist.”