Who is Nick Fuentes and Why is He Having Dinner with Trump?

David Thornton

David Thornton is a freelance writer and professional pilot who has also lived in Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas. He is a graduate of the University of Georgia and Emmanuel College. He is Christian conservative/libertarian who was fortunate enough to have seen Ronald Reagan in person during his formative years. A former contributor to The Resurgent, David now writes for the Racket News with fellow Resurgent alum, Steve Berman, and his personal blog, CaptainKudzu. He currently lives with his wife and daughter near Columbus, Georgia. His son is serving in the US Air Force. You can find him on Twitter @CaptainKudzu and Facebook.

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  1. Philip H
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    So this is where the Republican Party has ended up. By throwing in its lot with the MAGA base, the GOP has now reached a point where many of its members are afraid to stand up to people who are openly calling for the party’s destruction if not sympathizing with them outright.

    There are a lot of Republicans, probably the majority, who are not racist or anti-Semitic or pro-Putin, but if these people are afraid to condemn the folks on the right who are anti-Semitic and white nationalist, that says a lot about the party.

    We shouldn’t have to know or care about penny-ante racists like Nick Fuentes. The only reason that he is on our national radar is that he and his Groypers seem to be popular with the MAGA wing of the Republican Party. Both Fuentes and MAGA should be returned to the obscurity that they so richly deserve.

    So does this mean conservatives of good conscience can no longer vote for these politicians? Seems to me that what is said is far less important then who is elected (though not by much) and there’s no mass movement for conservatives of good conscience to stop sending these cowards back into office.Report

  2. Chip Daniels
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    It isn’t that they are afraid of the white supremacists.

    It’s like we’ve seen right here, that they are more disturbed by the prospect of a Democratic victory than a white supremacist victory.Report

  3. Marchmaine
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    This is helpful to post Fuentes saying things rather than linking to outrage posts of people talking about what Fuentes is saying. Appreciate that.Report

    • Dark Matter in reply to Marchmaine
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      According to wiki he has also claimed that “having sex with women is gay” and he’s an incel.

      He’s been doing this since he was 19. He’s a young celeb who is so toxic he can’t get laid… I expect we’re in mental illness territory.Report

      • Philip H in reply to Dark Matter
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        Like Alex Jones I suspect a lot of it is just an act meant to drive an audience.Report

      • Kazzy in reply to Dark Matter
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        “Fuentes claims that he is not a racist or white supremacist and that he is only putting on a show. The truth is that whatever he really believes, he says racist and anti-Semitic things on his show.”

        This seems to be the crux of it. He strikes me as the kind of jackass, unfunny class clown who can’t get laughs so he just gets more inappropriate to ensure he garners a response. That doesn’t excuse anything he says or does but my hunch is he is more in the “Desperate for attention any way it comes” camp then “mentally ill” camp.Report

  4. Jaybird
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    McConnell steps up:

    Report

  5. Saul Degraw
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    DeSantis is an anti-Semite white supremacist and so is Trump. End of story.Report

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