Jewish conservatives are not giving former President Donald Trump a pass for having dinner with Nick Fuentes, a prominent anti-Semite and white supremacist, when Kanye West unexpectedly brought him to Mar-A-Lago.
Trump has said that West requested to meet with him and that he expected to meet with West alone. He also said that he didn't know who Nick Fuentes was when he showed up with West.
“We have a long history in this country of separating the moral character of the man in the White House from his conduct in office, but with Trump, it’s gone beyond any of the reasonably acceptable and justifiable norms,” former George W. Bush advisor Jay Lefkowitz said about Trump's actions.
Orthodox Jew Ben Shapiro of the Daily Wire wrote on Sunday, “A good way not to accidentally dine with a vile racist and anti-Semite you don’t know is not to dine with a vile racist and anti-Semite you do know."
Trump denounced anti-Semitism after news about the dinner leaked out to the press, which has been all too happy to excoriate him for the meeting.
All the other nobody presidential hopefuls have also piled on, including former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former Vice President Mike Pence, neither of whom can even get to double digits in a presidential poll.