The Trump disease — gravitating to celebrity — ignoring substance

  • Nick Fuentes is the young punk racist provocateur who weaseled  his way into dinner with Trump causing quite the stir including from Trump supporters
  • You really can’t blame the press for reporting it
  • Fuentes is political poison and he must know it but likes getting his name in the paper, or he is delusional that he is having any positive effect helping elect anyone but Democrats
  • He likes to weasel his way into events and basically sh*t all over them
  • He has now done it to Trump (again?) but Trump should have been wary

Local note:

Fuentes is the same creep who weaseled  his way onto a Bettendorf church podium two years ago. The occasion was an event advertised by the Bobby Schilling Republican primary congressional campaign.  The sponsors obtained space at the Bettendorf church at the last minute after their original venue became unavailable. The featured purpose was to highlight “Angel Parents” — parents of children killed by illegal aliens.

I was there. The Angel Parents testimony was compelling. Fuentes was not an advertised or contemplated speaker but showed up with another, as it turned out, anti-immigration provocateur who was not allowed to finish his bombast and was shown the door. Somehow Fuentes was allowed to fill in at the end of the evening by an underling in the campaign, not properly vetted to say the least.  Fuentes avoided the bombast but was just as wrong.

 The presence of Fuentes  sullied the event as the purpose of the event and the Angel Parents being there was to talk about illegal immigration. Fuentes carried on in racist tones in his time at the end essentially about all immigration. Angel Parents that were aware of Fuentes as anti-immigration (they are not as a group) objected to his message in a gathering after he spoke (many if not most people had already left prior to and during Fuentes’ ramblings).

That did not matter to the press that was there because of maybe a dozen pro-illegal immigration leftist picketers.  The event was portrayed as racists, racists everywhere, who had invaded Bettendorf in the guise of opponents of illegal immigration and the community’s honor was saved by picketers of a church and its disreputable racist congregation !!!  You would get that impression from various front page articles in the Quad City Times.

All that was necessary to create such a story was the mix of one race mongering idiot eager to co-opt an event intended to feature victims of illegal immigrants and a paper eager to do a hatchet job on opponents of illegal immigration (Republicans) and a particular candidate – Bobby Schilling – and there you have a running story that fullfills both their purposes.

Quad City Times tried mightily to make its report distort into the most read event of the month, even the year — giving it FOUR +1 related front page stories, including headlines.

Yes the event was unfortunately tinged at its end (after many or most of the attendees had left) by a race mongerer who was not advertised or scheduled to be on the program. It was late and we suspect those who remained were politely waiting for the program to be wound up and not paying attention to Fuentes. Most people there probably thought he was referring to illegal immigration and not implying that ANY immigration from people of color was bad or associated with diminution of culture.  Much of what we heard was coded or unclear as to where he was going — but anybody listening would have found the implications appalling as did Bobby Schilling.

Trump’s meeting with “Ye” has turned into a problem largely of Trump’s own making. It reflects a weakness of Trump.  If Ye rated a sit-down does that not indicate Trump had some knowledge of his persona, especially Ye’s notorious ego and unpredictable ways? But apparently celebrity trumps. And where was Trump’s staff who should have been aware of Fuentes’ notoriety.  They should have made any excuse to get Trump’s ear and get rid of Fuentes or make an excuse to end the dinner, and then have Trump make an immediate statement about illegal vs legal immigration and racial quotas and as regards other of Fuentes’ bloviations.

Hell, meeting with anybody named ‘Ye” or anybody who can change monikers with such alacrity (is the choice some kind of pick your own pro-noun thing that is all the rage) ought to be avoided by Trump and his staff.

But sure enough Ye who has less filter than Trump allows an opportunistic punk ignoramus Nick Fuentes to weasel his way into the sit-down, enjoying being the turd in the punchbowl.  Given Fuentes notorious racial analysis and further his Holocaust denier status  — unless Trump had a recording of telling Fuentes off or a video of having him removed it was not going to go well — embracing or supping with Ye notwithstanding.  With Fuentes it is one thing to decry open borders and the disappearance of the nation-state as we do, it is another to racialize the objection.

Core beliefs consistent with the nature of our republic and its founding make skin color irrelevant.  Within our capacity, better we have immigrants from Africa, Latin America and Asia seeking freedom and astute enough to know what is necessary to keep that freedom than made up of reconstituted Bolsheviks from Europe or their selfish American interstate migrant fellow travelers who merely want relief from the problems they created, intent on “doing it right” in their new surrounds.

It is not a total innocent gullibility of Trump — his default attraction to celebrity versus discretion and substance. It was another avoidable “scandal” (however exaggerated by the press) that is left for others to just suck up and keep on Trump’n.

Related reading:

This article at American Briefing (excerpts here) and a link to Trump’s statement on the matter offer for some indications of purity and innocence on Trump’s part, others palliation and others like yours truly mostly just spin.  I am just tired of the drill when adverse fallout is so predictable and unnecessary with due care.  While of the nature of spin it does provide some insight into the personalities in question: We offer an annotation or two in parenthesis to the excerpts.   Please do read the entire articles.

Trump at one point turned to Ye and said, “I really like this guy. He gets me,” according to the source.  (regarding Fuentes playing the courtier)

    • “To be honest, I don’t believe the president knew who the hell [Fuentes] was,” the source added.  (why the hell does he know who Ye is)
    • Fuentes told Trump that he was on Truth Social but had been banned from the social media platform Gettr because Trump adviser Jason Miller, the CEO of the company, wasn’t a fan of his. (ought to be a big red flag for Trump if Jason Miller has a problem)
    • Trump asked whether it was because Fuentes was on the “fringe” of his supporter base, the source said. Fuentes acknowledged that he was, saying he’s “one of those people who got banned from everything.”  (you know just like Trump, nothing more controversial  –  but understand we agree with J D Vance – full quote below)
    • Ye claims in the video that Trump was “really impressed” with Fuentes because “unlike so many of the lawyers and so many people that he was left with on his 2020 campaign, he’s actually a loyalist.”  ( with friends like Fuentes . . . )

Fuentes also added in his Saturday live stream, “I didn’t mean for my statements and my whole background to become a public relations problem for the president.” (whole background indeed, but then knowing your radioactivity why do you pull these stunts.  You likely won’t have an audience with Trump again)

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Nicholas J. Fuentes is the host of America First, a live stream that has garnered controversy due to statements and clips taken from the show. Fuentes, like many right-wing figures, has been banned on Twitter, and when his clips from his live stream are posted, he is unable to clarify the clips.  . . . (He can do so at length on  various social media avenues available to him.  We have heard directly some of his statements and they are irredeemable until he publicly refutes them)

J.D. Vance came out in support for Fuentes after his unnecessary banning from Twitter: (“support for Fuentes” hardly, Vance’s support is for a free twitter).

Trumps explanation — he was just helping a troubled young man and never heard of Fuentes.

Trump’s Close Allies Are Calling Him Out Over Controversial Dinner.

The latter might be true but who brings tagalongs to a personal counseling session?

Our advise to Trump (this will upset the never apologize advisers) —  issue a substantial and clear statement on your views regarding racial quotas and immigration, Fuentes’ statements (research his public speaking as well) his views on the holocaust and warped attempt at humor (which we do not believe he was engaged in — seriously — baking cookies!).


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One Response to The Trump disease — gravitating to celebrity — ignoring substance

  1. Eugene Mattecheck Jr says:

    I recall seeing you soon after in front of Lobesacks office, Bobby Schilling came and then Fuentes showed up with a bullhorn and disruped the gathering and everyone left.
    Cynical Gene thinks Fuentes is actually a dem plant, making a living by damaging the Republican brand.

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