February 4, 2023

Donald Trump confirmed particulars about his controversial assembly at Mar-A-Lago earlier this week with Kanye West and his far-right extremist friends, calling the rapper “a critically troubled man” whose 2024 presidential marketing campaign “can’t win.”

In an announcement shared on Saturday evening through Fact Social, the disgraced former president posted, “So I assist a critically troubled man, who simply occurs to be black, Ye (Kanye West), who has been decimated in his enterprise and nearly the whole lot else, and who has at all times been good to me, by permitting his request for a gathering at Mar-a-Lago, alone, in order that I may give him very a lot wanted ‘recommendation.’”

Trump then vaguely acknowledged Ye’s dinner friends, who included white nationalist and antisemite, Nick Fuentes, in addition to Karen Giorno, a former MAGA strategist now enlisted in West’s 2024 bid, confirmed through Politico. “[Ye] exhibits up with three folks, two of which I didn’t know, the opposite a political one that I haven’t seen in years. I instructed him don’t run for workplace, a complete waste of time, can’t win. Faux Information went CRAZY!”

Ye had beforehand shared his model of occasions in a marketing campaign video posted on Twitter, during which he instructed his current “YE24” acquisition and former Breitbart editor, Milo Yiannopoulos, that Trump was “impressed” by Fuentes and rebuked his proposal for the previous president to function his 2024 working mate. The Yeezy founder additionally alleged that Trump made disparaging remarks about his ex-wife, Kim Kardashian, earlier than he “began mainly screaming on the desk telling me I used to be gonna lose. I imply, has that ever labored for anybody in historical past? I’m like, ‘Wait, maintain on Trump, you’re speaking to Ye.’”

Unsurprisingly, each accounts of the dinner focus extra on Trump’s scrutiny of Ye’s election odds somewhat than the inarguably extra troubling firm on the desk. Apart from his empowering of the alt-right motion all through his presidency, Trump has continued to unfold antisemitic sentiments on social media. In the meantime, West has irreparably tarnished his legacy with sustained antisemitic hate speech.

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