Tipping Point Quick Hits (12.1.22)
The antisemitism conversation, simulating Iran strikes, and peace at church
The Growing Influence of Antisemitism
You’ve no doubt heard the uproar about last week’s dinner between Donald Trump, the rapper Kanye West (now known as Ye) and a white supremacist and Holocaust denier named Nick Fuentes. It’s been the talk of the political world here in the United States.
West has been part of the cultural conversation for more than a decade due to his talent as well as his antics, and his recent anti-Jew statements have cost him millions of dollars in business deals and other lucrative endorsements. Fuentes is worse. He has a long history of making controversial statements expressing both racism and antisemitism.
A number of Republicans have criticized Trump for giving both men—but especially Fuentes—a seat at his Mar-a-Lago dinner table. Senator Lindsey Graham said, “The meeting was bad. He shouldn’t have done it.” House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Fuentes “has no place in this Republican Party.”