Larry Kudlow, President Trump’s top economic adviser, has reportedly admitted inviting an old friend who is also a well-known white nationalist to his birthday party.
Kudlow said he didn’t know about Peter Brimelow’s well-konwn embrace of radical white nationalist views when he invited him to the shindig in Connecticut over the weekend.
“If I had known this, we would never have invited him,” Kudlow told the Washington Post. “I’m disappointed and saddened to hear about it.”
A White House speechwriter was fired on Monday over revelations that he had appeareda alongside Brimelow in 2016.
WhiBrimelow has long personally rejected the label of “white nationalist.” But he has acknnowledged publishing writers who “stand up for whites just as Zionists, black nationalists do for Jews, blacks, etc.”
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