guests 2024 presidential candidate Donald Trump confirmed he dined with the fashion and rap star at Mar-a-Lago, his residence in Florida
Donald Trump and Kanye West in December 2016. — AFP
Donald Trump wiped on Saturday a shower of criticism from the White House and part of his camp for having dined; this week with rapper Kanye West and a white supremacist. Donald Trump, presidential candidate the presidential election of 2024, confirmed having had dinner with the fashion and rap star at Mar-a-Lago, his Florida home, immediately drawing heavy criticism from the American political class.
Why? Quite simply because Kanye West, who calls himself Ye, is at the heart of a series of controversies, among others for having published remarks denounced as anti-Semitic on his social networks. “Intolerance, hatred and anti-Semitism have no place in America – including in America. Mar-a-Lago” a White House spokesman, Andrew Bates.
“An anti-Semite like Kanye West and a bastard like Nick Fuentes”
Also at the heart of the controversy, the participation in the this dinner party by Nick Fuentes, 24, known for spreading the ideas of white supremacy in his podcasts. According to the American anti-Semitism organization Anti Defamation League (ADL), the young man also questioned the existence of the Holocaust.
The denunciations also emanated from the from Donald Trump's camp. “Any interview, even courtesy, with an anti-Semite like Kanye West and a scumbag like Nick Fuentes is unacceptable,” David Friedman, its former ambassador to Israel. “I mean “ my friend Donald Trump that he is better than ça”, he tweeted.
Former White House tenant moved away split on his social media, assuring the meal was “quick” and “uneventful”. Donald Trump claimed; to be “very well heard” with Kanye West and that the latter had made “no anti-Semitic remarks” The real estate tycoon clarified that the rapper was “pointed’ with three of his friends, whom I knew nothing about.” “I didn't know Nick Fuentes,” in another publication.
When questioned, US President Joe Biden swept aside this Saturday the question: “You don’t even want to know what I think about it,” he said.