Donald Trump had dinner with white nationalist Nick Fuentes and rapper Kanye West at his private club in Florida.
Why it matters
The event is significant because it highlights the former president's association with far-right figures and his willingness to overlook their extremist views. It also raises questions about the Republican Party's stance on white nationalism and antisemitism.
What the papers say
Multiple sources report on the event and the criticism it has received, with some sources focusing on the reaction of Republican leaders and others on the views of the individuals involved.
How we got here
Kanye West has been associated with far-right figures and has made antisemitic comments in the past. Nick Fuentes is a white nationalist who has been labelled a 'white supremacist' by the Justice Department and frequently promotes racist and anti-Semitic conspiracy theories. The event occurred one week after Donald Trump declared his 2024 candidacy.
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