White Nationalist Nick Fuentes ‘Removed’ from CPAC, Livestreams Anti-Semitic Speech

On March 5 2023, Twitter video of a highly antisemitic and bigoted speech by white nationalist Nick Fuentes spread against a backdrop of news about Fuentes at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC):

In a March 3 2023 tweet, CPAC chair Matt Schlapp issued a statement concerning Fuentes and the event:

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Claim: Nick Fuentes livestreamed an antisemitic speech

Description: On March 5, 2023, Nick Fuentes, a white nationalist, livestreamed a speech that was antisemitic and bigoted. His remarks were saturated with hate against various groups, notably asserting that “Talmudic Judaism” must be eradicated. The speech, captured on video, was widely shared on platforms such as Twitter and Reddit.

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Rating Explanation: Multiple credible sources and video evidence confirms that Nick Fuentes made antisemitic remarks during a livestreamed speech.

On the same day the tweet was published (March 5 2023), similar video of Fuentes speaking was shared to Reddit’s r/TerrifyingAsFuck. Unlike the Twitter version, the Reddit clip did not feature visible comments from a live chat accompanying a version of the streamed speech, where commenters echoed its content:

In the Twitter clip, Fuentes remarks were disrupted by audience shouts. In the audible portions, Fuentes said in part:

… to take it a step further he [unknown] says trangenderism is terrible, it’s gotta go because it’s wrong, it’s evil, it’s wicked, it’s harming children, and in that case, feminism’s gotta go, too … liberalism’s gotta be eradicated, sorry, that’s one … satanism gone, totally gone …

… and at the end of the day, you know what else has gotta go in a christian society? [“Jews!” “democracy?”] … this is a big one … this is gonna be the controversial one … this is one, this is the only one that hates Jesus in the world, not Hinduism, not Islam, not Buddhism, but the other thing that’s gotta go from the public life at the highest levels is this Talmudic Judaism [audience cheers] …

A separate excerpt of Fuentes’ livestreamed speech circulated, highlighting his subsequent antisemitic remarks (according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, Fuentes spoke at a Residence Inn “across the street” from CPAC). After stating a comment was a “long way of saying ‘I love Hitler,'” graphics on a background screen shifted to silhouettes of soldiers marching as the crowd chanted “Christ is King”:

In January 2023, the American Jewish Committee (AJC) published “Who is Nick Fuentes and Why Is His Antisemitism Dangerous for America?” A section titled “Who is Nick Fuentes?” summarized Fuentes’ history of antisemitism:

Nick Fuentes, 24, is a white supremacist, Holocaust denier who hates Jews. Fuentes gained notoriety amongst the fringes of society as a freshman at Boston University, when he attended the [2017] Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, where hundreds of torch-bearing far-right demonstrators chanted “Jews will not replace us.”

Fuentes prefers to be called a “Christian conservative” rather than a “white supremacist.” Raised Roman Catholic, he hailed the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that overturned Roe v. Wade as the advent of a “Catholic Taliban rule – in a good way” and encourages other Christian nationalists to do the same.

America will cease to exist as a Christian nation, he says, “if it loses its white demographic core and if it loses its faith in Jesus Christ.” In a debate on Alex Jones’ InfoWars in May 2021, he said that Jews have no place in Western civilization because they are not Christian.

Fuentes has a long history of racist, misogynistic, and antisemitic publicity stunts, most recently when he and musical artist Ye (previously known as Kanye West) had dinner with former United States President Donald Trump:

On Tuesday, November 22, 2022, former President Donald Trump hosted white supremacist and Holocaust denier Nick Fuentes and rapper Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, at his Mar-a-Lago home. Trump’s willingness to associate with figures who have repeatedly spread antisemitic and white supremacist tropes is deeply concerning and has not gone unnoticed by extremists.

Fuentes, a white supremacist and rabid misogynist who attended the 2017 “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, has repeatedly spread racist and antisemitic conspiracy theories. Despite his history of antisemitism, he has forged alliances with a variety of far-right figures, including some GOP officials.

Ye, who announced his bid for the presidency two days after having dinner with Trump, has been embroiled in controversy for weeks after making numerous antisemitic and other inflammatory remarks. He was briefly locked out of his social media accounts and lost his partnerships with Gap, Adidas and Balenciaga.

Several March 5 2023 tweets included video of Nick Fuentes making antisemitic and other bigoted remarks in a livestreamed speech. Fuentes was formally disinvited to CPAC, and hosted his own event at a hotel across the street from the conference. After asserting that transgender people, feminists, and “liberalism” had to “go,” Fuentes stated that “Talmudic Judaism” has “gotta go.”