Anyone dining with anti-Semites is “unlikely to ever be elected president”, the top Senate Republican says after Donald Trump’s dinner with a white nationalist.
McConnell pans Trump for dinner with bigot
The top two Republicans in the US Congress have broken their silence about former president Donald Trump’s dinner last week with white supremacist Nick Fuentes, saying the Republican Party has no place for anti-Semitism or white supremacy.
Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell and Kevin McCarthy, who might become Speaker of the US House of Representatives when Republicans take control in January, had not commented previously on the November 22 meeting.
Trump began his 2024 bid for the White House on November 15, and is Republican voters’ top choice, according to opinion polls.
“There is no room in the Republican Party for anti-Semitism or white supremacy, and anyone meeting with people advocating that point of view, in my judgment, are highly unlikely to ever be elected president of the United States,” McConnell told reporters on Tuesday without mentioning Trump by name.