GOP lawmakers mostly decline to condemn Trump over white supremacist meeting

A flurry of top Republicans on Monday took a familiar approach to Donald Trump’s dinner with white nationalist and antisemite Nick Fuentes — condemning the former president’s actions, but not the man himself.

Trump’s onetime No. 2 was a notable exception.

“President Trump was wrong to give a white nationalist, an antisemite and a Holocaust denier a seat at the table,” Pence told NewsNation in an interview set to air later Monday. “And I think he should apologize for it.”

Trump’s vice president joined several GOP members of Congress in blasting Trump’s dinner last week with Fuentes, who has often shared racist and Holocaust-denying content online, and Ye, the rapper formerly known as Kanye West who has also made antisemitic comments. The former president’s decision to dine with Fuentes and Ye soon after launching his 2024 presidential campaign has already sparked widespread condemnation from Democrats, but Republican lawmakers have been slower to

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