Right now, it seems as though Republicans are looking for any way possible to distance themselves from Trump.
He gave them another reason this weekend by hosting a dinner with Nick Fuentes.
Fuentes reportedly showed up with Kanye West, which Trump said was unsuspected.
That, however, has not deterred Republicans from slamming him for even allowing Fuentes through the front door.
We expected outrage from the anti-Trumpers in the party, but even some of Trump’s biggest supporters in the party are now calling him out.
This is showing a huge shift away from the defend Trump at all costs attitude that we have seen in the past.
Senate Minority Whip John Thune (R-S.D.) stated, “That’s just a bad idea on every level. I don’t know who’s advising him on his staff, but I hope that whoever that person was got fired.”
Senator Rick Scott (R-FL), one of Trump’s most prominent advocates in the Senate, stated, “There’s no room for antisemitism or white supremacy in the Republican Party. Period.”
Anti-Trumper Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) also pounced, stating, “There’s no bottom to the degree which he’s willing to degrade himself and the country, for that matter. Having dinner with those people was disgusting.”
When Romney was asked about Trump remaining under the GOP umbrella, he stated, “I don’t think he should be president of the United States. I don’t think he should be the nominee of our party in 2024.”
“And I certainly don’t want him hanging over our party like a gargoyle.”
Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), who has buddied up to Trump after the 2016 election, stated, “I hope he will [condemn Fuentes] because I know [Trump] is not an antisemite. I can tell you that for a fact that Trump is not, but this guy [Fuentes] is evil. And that guy is a nasty, disgusting person.”
Instead of outright condemning Fuentes, Trump has done nothing but make excuses for why Fuentes was there.
So, as usual, it is Trump being his own worst enemy.
Source: The Hill