Trump Denies Knowledge of Guest’s ‘Holocaust Revisionist’ Record

By Hamodia Staff

President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

YERUSHALAYIM Former President Donald Trump defended meeting in Florida with a known white nationalist and Holocaust revisionist who openly espouses anti-Semitic conspiracy theories. Trump said that he previously knew nothing about Nick Fuentes, who accompanied Kanye West to the dinner with the former president at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort on Tuesday.

A Trump adviser confirmed to U.S. media on Friday that Fuentes attended the dinner together with West. Trump issued a statement to CBS News denying knowledge of who Fuentes was, and took to social media platform Truth Social to tell followers that West “unexpectedly showed up with three of his friends” and that the dinner was “quick and uneventful.”

Trump said that West — who has himself been embroiled in a string of anti-Semitic scandals in recent months — “very much wanted to visit Mar-a-Lago.”

“Our dinner meeting was intended to be Kanye and me only, but he arrived with a guest whom I had never met and knew nothing about,” he told CBS News in a statement, in reference to Fuentes.

Fuentes — who has questioned the number of Jews killed in the Holocaust, and asserts that Israel has a malicious influence on U.S. policy — has also been banned from several social media platforms.

In a video posted by Washington-based non-governmental organization Right Wing Watch last month, Fuentes is heard calling Jewish people a “hostile tribal elite” who “run” the US.

Fuentes was condemned earlier this year by the Republican Jewish Coalition, which said he “has actively spread anti-Semitic bile, mocked the Holocaust and promoted dangerous anti-Israel conspiracy theories.”

On Friday, the Simon Wiesenthal Center denounced Trump for meeting with both Fuentes and West. “It is unacceptable that a former president of the United States who has announced his candidacy for a second term would meet with anti-Semites and an avowed white nationalist,” said SWC’s Rabbi Abraham Cooper.

The center noted that in 2019, “Fuentes questioned whether six million Jews were murdered by the Nazis with this outrageous analogy: ‘How long would it take you to make six million? Hmm, I don’t know, it certainly wouldn’t be five years, right? The math doesn’t seem to add up… I don’t think you’d result in six million, maybe 200,000-300,000 cookies,’ he said.”

Also on Friday, former U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, who was appointed by Trump, posted that the former president was “better than this.”

“Even a social visit from an anti-Semite like Kanye West and human scum like Nick Fuentes is unacceptable. I urge you to throw [them] out, disavow them and relegate them to the dustbin of history where they belong,” wrote Friedman.

“I condemned Barak Obama associating with Louis Farrakhan and Jeremiah Wright. This is no different. Anti-Semites deserve no quarter among American leaders, right or left,” he went on.

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