Donald Trump His dinner guest was highly praised this week Nick FuentesAccording to the report, he is one the most prominent young right-wing extremists of the nation. a report Friday in The New York Times.
According to reports, the former president declared that he liked Fuentes He described himself as a member Trump’s base who liked when Trump During speeches, he acted out of character.
“He gets me,” Trump It was said of FuentesPer the Times.
Fuentes had showed up alongside Ye — the rapper formerly known as Kanye West — to meet Trump Tuesday at Mar-a-Lago, his Florida golf resort. According to sources, the meeting was confirmed by outlets such as Axios And Politico.
Ye’s career has bounced from crisis to crisis after a series of antisemitic tirades recently got him kicked off Twitter and dropped from major corporate partnerships.
“Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, was asking me for advice concerning some of his difficulties, in particular having to do with his business,” Trump wrote Friday, Truth Social is the platform that he started after being banned from Twitter in the early 2021.
“Anyway, we got along great, he expressed no anti-Semitism, & I appreciated all of the nice things he said about me on ‘Tucker Carlson [Tonight].’ Why wouldn’t I agree to meet?” Trump Referring to Fox News, wrote.
He said, “Also, I didn’t know Nick Fuentes.”
Fuentes, a white supremacist, has prompted outrage after cropping up alongside other prominent Republicans in the past, including Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from Georgia and Rep. Paul Gosar from Arizona ― both This is whom Later, they sought to distance themselves Fuentes.
Trump Truth Social also stated that Ye discouraged Ye from announcing his 2024 presidential run, while they were meeting. Trump’s own 2024 campaign is less than two weeks old.
Ye, however, announced His candidacy Thursday was announced on Twitter by a video where he describes the dinner partially. Trump had said something derogatory about Kim Kardashian, Ye’s ex-wife.
The rapper’s Twitter account had been reinstated earlier this month under the leadership of new CEO Elon Musk. It was also found on Ye posted Here is a screenshot from a text thread between Milo Yiannopoulos and himself. Fuentes Another individual whose identity was lost.
Fuentes Attracted the public’s attention during the Trump America First is an extremist youth group founded by him. He espouses hateful views, especially those that are hostile to people of colour, women, and Jews. He stated at different times that segregation was better than the Holocaust and minimized its impact on Black Americans. questioning How many people were killed? Compare them to baking cookies in the oven.
Fuentes Also participated in the Unite the Right rally 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia. The event left one woman behind. Fuentes It was praised as “incredible,” Facebook: “rootless transnational elite knows that a tidal wave of white identity is coming.”
There are many Republicans chastised Trump Hosting Fuentes The dinner’s details were leaked. Former Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie even cast doubt on Trump’s suggestion that he wasn’t aware of Fuentes’ background.
“He can’t stand not having attention all the time,” Christie told The New York TimesIt is about Trump. “And so, having someone show up at his club — even if you believe that he didn’t know who Nick Fuentes was — and want to sit with him, feeds the hunger he feels for the attention he’s missing since he left the presidency.”