Trump lampooned Mitch during an interview with Fox News Digital, calling the Senate Minority Leader “a loser for our nation and for the Republican Party.”
Earlier in the day, McConnell (R-Kentucky) had met with reporters in D.C. and condemned Trump for meeting with Kanye and Fuentes — a white nationalist — at the former president’s Mar-a-Lago estate last week.
“There is no room in the Republican Party for antisemitism or white supremacy,” McConnell said. “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.” Trump recently announced his 2024 bid for the White House again.
In his chat with FOX News, DT reiterated he didn’t have a clue who Fuentes was during their “very quick dinner.” And, if Fuentes had voiced any white supremacist views, which he apparently didn’t do, Trump said they “wouldn’t have been accepted.” He did not explain why he’d meet with Kanye on the heels of his nonstop antisemitic rants.
Trump went on to say the only reason he agreed to the meeting was to give advice to Ye, pointing out he “heard Kanye had difficulties, including financial difficulties.” DT added Kanye asked for the face-to-face, which 45 described as “uneventful.”