Top Trump economic adviser Larry Kudlow hosted at his home the publisher of a website that serves as a platform for white supremacy and anti-immigrant hate.
Peter Brimelow attended Kudlow's birthday bash this past weekend, just one day after a White House speechwriter lost his job when it was revealed he'd spoken with Brimelow on a panel in 2016.
Robert Costa at the Washington Post:
Brimelow, 70, was once a well-connected figure in mainstream conservative circles, writing for Dow Jones and National Review. But over the past two decades, he has become a zealous promoter of white-identity politics on Vdare.com, the anti-immigration website that he founded in 1999.
While Brimelow has long personally rejected the label of "white nationalist," he acknowledged to the Harvard Crimson in 2016 that his website does "certainly publish a few writers I would regard as 'white nationalist' in that they stand up for whites just as Zionists, black nationalists do for Jews, blacks, etc."
Kudlow said Tuesday that Brimelow was an invited guest to his birthday party at his Connecticut home and has been someone he has known "forever," going back to their work in financial journalism. Kudlow expressed regret when he was described details of Brimelow's promotion of white nationalists on Vdare.com.
"If I had known this, we would never have invited him," Kudlow said. "I'm disappointed and saddened to hear about it." No comment from the White House. No comment from Brimelow.
Journalists, when covering today's Larry Kudlow story, if you're afraid to call Brimelow or his published guests white supremacists, please don't use silly phrases like "European identity enthusiasts."
Consult our euphemism generator for better options.
Crazy that someone who used to write for a place that defended apartheid and segregation and regularly published bigots would drift into white nationalism. pic.twitter.com/ATwY3NkrdQ
— Isaac Chotiner (@IChotiner) August 21, 2018