Nicholas J. Fuentes

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Nick Fuentes

Nick Fuentes X Profile Pic.

Born August 18th, 1998 (age 25)
Chicago, Illinois
Occupation Political commentator and streamer
Religion Traditional Catholic

Nicholas Joseph Fuentes, known as Nick Fuentes, is a Gen Z right-wing populist influencer in favor of Social Reign of Jesus Christ, a Catholic Government and abolishing the separation between Church and State. He has been described as a Hitler fan as well[1] propagandist, internet personality, radio show host, and streamer. In Jan 2023 Fuentes called Hitler "really fuc_king cool."[2] He has denied the Holocaust,[3][4] and advocates for the genocide of Jews.[5] Fuentes identifies as a member of the incel movement,[6] Fuentes admits his dream wife is 16 years old.[7]

Fuentes is known for his talking points attempting to link Vladimir Putin to Nazism, he also mentioned Stalin as a national hero of Russia (see below). His "racist anti-semitic ideology" has been "denounced" by Conservative of the Year 2021 winner, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene.[8][9]

He is the founder and president of the so-called America First Foundation (AF), which allegedly advocates for populism, nationalism, supposedly Christian values and traditionalism, and claims to battle the "anti-white agenda," mass immigration, the Establishment, and Conservative Inc.. They have run the annual misnomered AFPAC event, or the America First Political Action Conference, since 2020. Fuentes currently hosts the episodic livestream series America First with Nicholas J. Fuentes on Cozy.tv, which he began in 2017 and previously co-hosted the Nationalist Review (not to be confused with National Review) podcast with James Allsup. He has been one of the biggest critics of the state of Israel in the right-wing political spectrum, in favor of Catholic policies.

Fuentes is one-quarter Mexican, hence his Hispanic surname; Fuentes, however, prefers to identify with his Italian heritage.[10] He is also 2% African, and thus jokingly refers to himself as "Afro-Latino".

Fuentes famously engaged in a food fight at dinner in an L.A. restaurant with innocent bystanders in December 2022.[11]

He is pro-Russia and anti-Israel.

Education and early career

Fuentes graduated from Lyons Township High School, and was president of the school's student council.

Charlotteslville white supremacists received training from Ukrainian Nazis.[12]

On August 12, 2017, he flew from Chicago to Virginia to attend the Second Day of the infamous Unite The Right rally in Charlottesville, to protest the removal of the Robert E. Lee Statue. Fuentes claimed that the majority of protesters in attendance were not KKK members, nor were they neo-Nazis. Up until then, Fuentes had been attending Boston University, but left after receiving several death threats, and declared that he wished to move to Auburn University. He applied for transfer admission to Auburn University in fall of 2017, but he did not confirm his enrollment on time.[13]

Previously, Fuentes worked as a host on the Right Side Broadcasting Network, but was later fired by Joe Seales after attending the infamous Charlottesville rally, with Seales claiming he was a bad look for the network and that it would hurt RSBN's chances of getting in the White House press briefing room, which they never achieved.

Political views

Nick Fuentes holding a crucifix.

Fuentes claims to be a devout Catholic. He describes his views as "paleoconservative, nationalist and Christian conservative", as well as a self-described member of the "dissident right". He's been labelled as an anti-establishment populist, and criticizes both the left and the right, strongly the GOP establishment. He supposedly is a strong social conservative, motivated by his Catholic faith, and uses "Christ is King" as one of his many catchphrases. He is an oputspoken opponent of the homosexual agenda in all of its forms, as well as transgenderism.

He is often described as "Neo Nazi", "far right" "white nationalist" "white supremacist" by sources including Wikipedia, the Southern Poverty Law Center, and the ADL; he rejects these labels, and has publicly denied being a member of the alt-right, as well as having feuded with Biden operative Richard Spencer, who once shouted violent threats and hateful insults at Fuentes over the phone, calling him a "Mexican peasant", and telling him to "do my f---ing laundry, you little f---ing spic" as well as saying he "better hope and pray you never f---ing see me in public".[14] When Fuentes and Spencer later did cross paths in public, Spencer proved the threats to be empty.

On his show, Fuentes frequently discusses American and European demographics, immigration, and current political and cultural events. Fuentes takes a hard stance against legal immigration, advocating for a complete ban of immigration coming into the U.S. Like David Duke, as part of his anti Jewish war he is anti-Israel and anti-Zionism, claiming that Israel is not actually an ally of the US. Fuentes is pro-Second Amendment, and the Bill of Rights in the past. He calls himself an America First nationalist who supposedly supports Trump, claiming to have voted for him in both the 2016 Presidential election and the 2020 Presidential election. He protested for the overturning of the fraudulent Biden win. He openly criticizes President Trump, mainly for Trump's rhetoric on things like the Covid vaccine and Israel. In November 2022, he told Trump to his face that he was drifting to the left and that he should be more like Ron DeSantis.[15]

Fuentes stated: "I want this country to have Catholic media, Catholic Hollywood, Catholic government. I want this to be a Catholic occupied government, not a Jewish occupied government."[16]

Supposed Comsymping

For a more detailed treatment, see Comsymp.

On one occasion, Fuentes noted his own obsession and worshiping of individuals he deems "heroes," including Soviet mass murderer Joseph Stalin:[17]

And I talk a lot on my show, I've always, just like, just worshiped heroes, like Trump, or like Kanye, or Elon Musk, or like Stalin, or Putin, or whoever.

More notably, Fuentes and the "American First Political Action Conference" openly support the far-left Chinese Communist regime; on October 27, 2021, he declared, "Tonight, we are celebrating China’s test of a hypersonic missile that may one day end the reign of the Great Satan."[18] Later in February 2022, Fuentes advocated a Chinese Communist destruction of Taiwan: "First Ukraine, then Taiwan!"[19][20]

Campaign for converting America into Catholicism

Many young conservatives have been converted into the Catholic Church thanks to Nick's spreading of the Gospel.[21][22] He has recived support from Pinesap.[23]

Controversy

Fuentes December 2022 viral dinner.[24]

Fuentes is often accused of bigotry and antisemitism, mainly for his jokes about the Holocaust. Prior to the October-2022 / more revelation of his bigotry, Jewish conservative Laura Loomer has come to his defense, saying he has treated her better as a Jewish woman than big "conservative" organizations like Turning Point USA.

After being tricked and having Fuentes at a dinner, Trump clarified he 'had never heard of' Nick Fuentes and 'had no idea' about his antisemitic views.[25] Nevertheless, Trump's opponents have been using this incident to smear him.

MTV documentary deception

In 2019, Fuentes was contacted by MTV to supposedly feature in a reboot of the series MTV True Life, following a young conservative activist and a young liberal activist. Fuentes initially had turned them down, but later accepted. The crew came to his town in Chicago and filmed hours of interviews and B-Roll of him, but the original episode pitched never aired. Instead, MTV later repackaged the footage into a bogus documentary titled White Supremacy Ruined My Life, following a man pretending to be a former KKK member, who claims Fuentes' views are dangerous and extremist, with the editors cherry-picking moments from the footage in an unsuccessful attempt to make him sound like one. The documentary also follows a black woman who lost a parent in the Charleston church shooting, further trying to conflate Fuentes with the racist violence he disavows.[26]

Matt Walsh

On August 7, 2019, Fuentes got into a feud with Matt Walsh of The Daily Wire on Twitter over comments Walsh made in response to the El Paso shooting by a supposed "far-right extremist". Walsh used the shooting to justify a contribution to racist anti-white rhetoric, saying that "white racist scumbags should be executed". Fuentes expressed disapproval of this statement and called Walsh a "Shabbos Goy race traitor".[27]

Ashley St. Clair

On September 28th, 2019, Fuentes appeared in a group photo with Ashley St. Clair, Kathy Zhu, and Baked Alaska, amongst others. Ashley St. Clair was fired from her position at Turning Point USA for appearing in the photo. This sparked outrage on Twitter from Zhu and Fuentes, with Fuentes stating on Twitter,

"The message from Charlie Kirk and TPUSA is loud and clear: if you are a young, thoughtful, intellectual curious Right Winger, you are not welcome in their organization. TPUSA exists solely to enrich its donors, and they’ll cleave off anybody who poses a threat to the cash flow."

Zhu responded to the firing by stating,

"If they were actually anything close to KKK members, they wouldn’t even want to be in a picture with the 4 minorities in the photo. Guilt by association is a leftist tactic that beta-conservatives have adopted."

Groyper Wars

In the fall of 2019, Charlie Kirk launched a "Culture War" speaking tour with Turning Point USA. As a retaliation to the firing of St. Clair, as well as to an incident at the 2019 Politicon convention where Fuentes was prohibited by security from entering Kirk's events, Fuentes began a social media campaign urging his followers, known as the Groypers, to go to the events and troll the speakers by asking questions regarding Kirk and TPUSA's liberal stances on immigration, Israel, and Homosexual "rights" during the Q&A sections. These events became known as the "Groyper Wars".

At one event hosted by Ohio State University on October 29, eleven out of fourteen questions asked were from Groypers. They asked questions such as "Can you prove that our white European ideals will be maintained if the country is no longer made up of white European descendants?" and "How does anal sex help us win the culture war?", the latter referring to Rob Smith[28], the other speaker at the event and a major contributor to TPUSA, who is a self-proclaimed "gay conservative". One question was disguised as a lighthearted comment suggesting that everyone Google "dancing Israelis", which actually refers to the 'misnomer first introduced by father of 9/11 hijacker Mohammad Atta Mohamed Al Amir Atta.'[29] Another "question" mentioned the often favorite repeated talking point by White Supremacists, the USS Liberty.

Another Turning Point USA event targeted was a promo event for Donald Trump Jr.'s book, Triggered, featuring himself, Kirk, and his wife Kimberly Guilfoyle at the University of California, Los Angeles, in November of 2019. Anticipating further Groyper questions, they announced that the Q&A portion was cancelled, eliciting heckling and boos from the audience. The overwhelming disruptions eventually forced them to cut the event short and leave after only 30 minutes, when it was originally scheduled to last for two hours.[30]

Attendance at January 6

Fuentes was among other right-wing individuals who attended the January 6 Capitol protests. He claims that he didn't go inside the Capitol, but that he was on the lawn of the Capitol. Prior to the protest, he spoke to a crowd supporters at the Freedom Plaza in Washington D.C., stating:

"It is us and our ancestors that created everything good that you see in this country. All these people that have taken over our country—we do not need them. ... It is the American people, and our leader, Donald Trump, against everybody else in this country and this world... Our Founding Fathers would get in the streets, and they would take this country back by force if necessary. And that is what we must be prepared to do."[31]

December 2022 dinner

In a story that went viral, Nick Fuentes was involved in food fight at an In N Out burger in Los Angeles in December 2022. A couple, upset by his outrageous conducted, allegedly tossed a ketchup condiment at him. Fuentes retaliated by throwing a large, full soft drink cup, missing the couple by hitting and drenching innocent bystanders.[32]

Gay porn incident

On May 17, 2023, Fuentes's channel on Cozy.tv streamed gay porn right after his show ended. Many, including former US Representative George Santos, bashed him for what appeared to be him hypocritically streaming obscene material despite claiming to be a champion of traditional values.[33] However, Fuentes claimed he was hacked by a hacker purporting to be IDF Unit 8200 (an intelligence unit of the Israeli Defense Forces), offering an explanation and evidence to support his claim.[34] Fuentes noted that the hacker was likely not Israeli intelligence and pointed to his watermark on the obscene video.

Censorship and deplatforming

In July of 2021, Fuentes was banned from Twitter. This sparked backlash from many conservatives on social media, including mainstream conservatives, who took his side despite previously condemning him. This includes Ben Shapiro, whom Fuentes had previously feuded with, and in 2019, tried to confront outside of a Turning Point USA conference in Florida over a 45-minute speech Shapiro had given about him.[35] Fuentes received criticism for the confrontation, as Shapiro was with his family. Shapiro used his statement on Fuentes' ban to simultaneously attack Fuentes' views and defend his right to a public platform.

In December 2021, Alt-tech site Gettr banned Fuentes, as well as the use of the term "Groyper" in posts. Fuentes responded, “What is the point of a free-speech alternative to Twitter...that doesn’t even honor free speech?” [36][37]

In January 2022, the Pelosi Panel subpoenaed him along with Patrick Casey in an attempt to get him to testify before Congress.[38] Fuentes denied to testify unless it was televised.

As he states,

In the process of doing all of this I have lost every friend I had in my home town, I have been doxed, threatened, blacklisted, targeted by Left and Right Wing journalists, banned from every bank and every major social media platform, I’ve been put on a federal no fly list and even though I have made small fortune, I had a large percentage of it seized by the federal government. Hit pieces have been written about me in the Washington Post, New York Times, Time Magazine and aired on MSNBC, Fox News, MTV, BBC, and Vice. I have been named as a personal enemy by Ben Shapiro, Steve Bannon, Kevin McCarthy, and Charlie Kirk. My name cannot be uttered on Fox News and people have lost their jobs for being photographed next to me.[39]

In May of 2022, Fuentes shared a photo aboard a plane and announced that he had been taken off the No-fly list.[40]

American uproar on dinner with Trump

Across the spectrum, including noted Republicans denounced Trump's dinner with Fuentes/Ye in Oct/2022.[41]

It was rejected overwhelmingly by Americans. 80% in fact.[42]

Trump says he was duped by Ye and had reacted with snger at Ye. Some say that Trump's meeting With Kanye was planned to 'make Trump's life miserable' and the plan worked.[43]

Alex Jones' reaction to Fuentes/Ye Hitler fetish

Following Kanye West's outbursts - Hitler fetish and Nick Fuentes' Alex Jones went to war with both over ‘homoerotic’ Hitler fascination.[44]

References

  1. What to know about Nick Fuentes, the white supremacist who was just hosted by a major Texas PAC leader, The Texas Tribune, Oct 10, 2023.
    Fuentes often praises Adolf Hitler and has publicly fantasized about marrying a 16-year-old.
  2. Thakker, Prem (January 24, 2023) "White Nationalist and Nazi Nick Fuentes Is Back on Twitter". The New Republic.Just last week, Fuentes called Hitler “really fuc_king cool.”
  3. Nordlinger, Jay (November 28, 2022). "Guess Who Came to Dinner"National Review.
  4. Nicholas J. Fuentes: Five Things to Know". Anti-Defamation League. July 20, 2021.
  5. "White supremacist Nick Fuentes: 'We will make Jews die in the holy war'". The Jerusalem Post. July 18, 2023.
  6. Goforth, Claire (February 9, 2022). "'Wannabe incel': Nick Fuentes fans revolt over admission he's voluntarily celibate"The Daily Dot.
  7. "Nick Fuentes Admits His Dream Wife Is 16 Years Old." The Daily Beast. (July 15, 2023).
  8. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene @RepMTG:
    Of course I denounce Nick Fuentes and his racists anti-semitic ideology. I can’t comprehend why the media is obsessed with him. Do you actually report real news or just use CNN for your political activism? Have you questioned Democrats if they denounce Israel hating Ilhan Omar?
    Nov 29, 2022
  9. Marjorie Taylor Greene condemns Fuentes, remarks on Trump, Yiannopoulos, The Hill, Nov 30, 2022.
  10. Putting America First - YouTube
  11. https://news.yahoo.com/nick-fuentes-gets-food-fight-200600069.html
  12. https://worldbeyondwar.org/letter-charlottesville-ukraine/
  13. Nicholas Fuentes was admitted to Auburn in May for 2017 fall semester, school says; he must reapply for spring - AL.com
  14. WORLD PREMIERE | Nick Fuentes RELEASES a call he had with Richard Spencer! - YouTube
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  17. https://twitter.com/nickmartin/status/1526685548567330817
  18. https://t.me/nickjfuentes/4536
  19. https://t.me/nickjfuentes/5560
  20. https://t.me/nickjfuentes/5561
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  24. https://youtu.be/uI2sMlUAH2E
  25. Singman, Brooke (November 20, 2022) "Trump fires back at 'loser' McConnell, says Fuentes' views 'wouldn't have been accepted' if raised at dinner." Fox News. Trump said he 'had never heard of' Nick Fuentes and 'had no idea' about his antisemitic views.
  26. MTV Releases Comically Bad Documentary Focusing On Nick Fuentes - Reality Circuit
  27. Anti-Semitic Outburst Cut From White Nationalist Nick Fuentes’ Podcast on El Paso Shooting - Right Wing Watch
  28. No relation to RobSmith, the Conservapedia editor.
  29. David Sheen, Were the notorious ‘Dancing ... plotters, spies, or just common scam artists?", The Grayzone, Sep 11, 2021.

    A bizarre incident in which a group of Israelis were arrested on September 11, 2001 has led to theories about the men’s role in the attack on New York City’s World Trade Center that day. After twenty years of conjecture and speculation, an investigation by The Grayzone indicates that the infamous incident was the product of much more mundane circumstances than previously understood.

    In an interview with this reporter, one of the five Israelis arrested after the Twin Towers attack admitted to wrongdoing for the first time. However, he did not confess to being a terrorist or spy, as alleged by many skeptics of the official version of events on 9/11. Rather, he and his former co-workers had been employed by a sketchy moving company known for small-time scam operations. 

    Hours after hijacked airplanes crashed into both of the World Trade Center Twin Towers in downtown Manhattan, five Israeli nationals were arrested and held under suspicion of involvement in the terror attacks. Suspicions against the men increased when their employers fled the US for Israel soon after the arrests, before they too could be interrogated about the incident.

    Unverified accounts in international media claiming the Israelis had been seen dancing while the towers burned deepened the sense that they were more than mere observers. The sentiments the arrested men expressed to FBI agents about the 9/11 attacks, including remarks like, “Israel now has hope that the world will now understand us,” only added to the growing suspicions.

    Two months later, however, the incarcerated Israelis were released without charges and returned to Israel. The FBI concluded that the men were not in any way involved in the 9/11 attacks, however, it did not publicize its report. It was only thanks to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request that the FBI’s findings ever came to light.

    The highly unusual incident continues to fuel speculation about Jewish or Israeli involvement in the WTC attacks. Two years ago, on the eighteenth anniversary of the WTC attack, a large rock at the center of the Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee was covered in graffiti that read, “Jews did 9/11 – Google: Dancing Israelis.” 

    So who were the so-called “dancing Israelis,” and what were they doing in a van with a wad of cash and a camera while gazing at the smoldering towers in downtown Manhattan?

    ‘Dancing Israelis’ a misnomer first introduced by father of 9/11 hijacker Mohammad Atta

    The five employees of Urban Moving Systems have been dubbed “Dancing Israelis” because a female eyewitness observed three of them in a parking lot in New Jersey, watching the WTC towers in flames across the Hudson River on the morning of the attacks. According to testimony she gave to the FBI later that day, “all of the males appeared to be jovial in that they smiled, hugged one another, and gave ‘high fives.’”

    From the balcony of her Union City apartment, the eyewitness, Maria, observed the men photographing each other with the WTC towers in the background. When the FBI developed the film found in a Canon SLR camera on their possession, they found that the Israelis were indeed “visibly happy on nearly all of the photographs.”

    In a second interview by phone with the FBI two days later, Maria characterized the behavior of the Israelis on the morning of 9/11 as “horsing around”. In a third interview with the FBI at her residence four days later, she related that the men “appeared to be happy and ‘joking around.’”

    At no point did Maria or any witness allege that the Israeli men were dancing in any way. The FBI report refers to the men as the “Israeli Nationals” and “The High Fivers.” The first documented allegation that the men had danced in celebration of the Twin Towers attack comes not from any American law enforcement agency, but rather from the father of Mohammad Atta, the ringleader of the Al Qaeda-affiliated cell that hijacked American Airlines Flight 11 and crashed it into the North Tower of the World Trade Center.

    On September 28, 2001, a USA Today article entitled “Conspiracy theories say Israel did it” cited Egyptian news agency MENA’s interview with the elder Atta, complaining that insufficient focus was being paid to reports that the FBI had “seized a number of Jews while they were dancing in celebration over the incidents.” 

    To this day, skeptics criticize the FBI’s decision to release the men, insisting that their jovial responses to the 9/11 attacks was evidence that they knew of the terror plot in advance.

    An internal FBI memo dated September 24, 2001 stated: “Both the Newark and the New York Divisions conducted a thorough investigation which determined that none of the Israelis had any information on prior knowledge regarding the bombing of the World Trade Center. Furthermore, Newark and New York determined that none of the Israelis were actively engaged in clandestine intelligence activities in the United States.”

    The following day, the FBI instructed the Immigration and Naturalization Service that it no longer required the Israelis to remain in the country, and that the agency could move forward with immigration proceedings against them. And so, on September 25, the men signed papers acknowledging their violations of US immigration law, and were allowed to see a lawyer for the first time.

    By November, the men were deported back to Israel and forbidden from reentering the USA for ten years.

    Israelis’ first reaction to the Twin Towers attack was ‘shock and disbelief’...
  30. Pro-Trump conservatives are getting trolled in real life by a far-right group - NBC News
  31. https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/01/25/among-the-insurrectionists
  32. https://www.bizpacreview.com/2022/12/04/mar-a-lago-diner-nick-fuentes-caught-on-video-in-food-fight-at-la-in-n-out-burger-1314297/
  33. https://twitter.com/MrSantosNY/status/1791572735962775879
  34. https://x.com/NickJFuentes/status/1791624221300298196/photo/1
  35. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHQDiPcBWEY
  36. Jason Miller's Free Speech Platform Gettr Boots White Nationalist Nick Fuentes - The Daily Beast
  37. Right-Wing Social Media Site Bans Controversial Term, Sparking Fury Among User Base - Newsweek
  38. White Nationalist Nick Fuentes, Subpoenaed by Jan. 6 Committee, Suggested Killing Legislators Days Before Riot - MSN
  39. https://t.me/nickjfuentes/5363
  40. https://t.me/nickjfuentes/6632
  41. Republican leaders denounce Trump's dinner with white nationalist Nick Fuentes, NPR, November 29, 2022.
  42. Sara Dorn, Under 20% Of Americans Approve Of Trump’s Dinner With Nick Fuentes, New Poll Finds, Forbes Staff, Dec 7, 2022.
  43. Some say that Trump's Meeting With Kanye Was Planned to 'Make Trump's Life Miserable' and the Plan Worked, RedState, Nov 29, 2022.
  44. Zachary Petrizzo, Alex Jones Goes to War With Kanye West and Nick Fuentes Over ‘Homoerotic’ Hitler Fascination, The Daily Beast, Dec 6, 2022.
    'HITLER FETISH'... "Hitler was horrible, screw Hitler, burn in hell Hitler,” he continued.

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