Former Vice President Mike Pence said on NewsNation that former President Donald Trump should apologize for having dinner at his Mar-a-Lago home with Kanye West and Nick Fuentes.
“President Trump was wrong to give a white nationalist, an antisemite, and a Holocaust denier a seat at the table. And I think he should apologize for it, and he should denounce those individuals and their hateful rhetoric without qualification,” Pence said.
Pence stopped short of calling the president an anti-Semite.
“I don’t believe Donald Trump is an anti-Semite. I don’t believe he’s a racist or a bigot. I would not have been his vice president if he was. And, you know, people often forget the president’s daughter converted to Judaism, and his son-in-law is a devout Jew, and his grandchildren are Jewish,” he said.
He called on his former boss to denounce Fuentes.
“I think the president demonstrated profoundly poor judgment in giving those individuals a seat at the table. And as I said, I think he should apologize for it. You should denounce them without qualification,” Pence said.
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PENCE: "President Trump was wrong to give a white nationalist, an anti-Semite and a Holocaust denier, a seat at the table and I think he should apologize for it."— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) November 28, 2022