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Trump dined with Kanye West and white nationalist Nick Fuentes, adviser says

Former President Donald Trump had dinner Tuesday at his Mar-a-Lago property with white nationalist Nick Fuentes and rapper Kanye West, a Trump adviser confirmed to CBS News on Friday.

The former president stated in an announcement to CBS News that he didn’t know who Fuentes was, nor that he could be arriving with West, who’s often known as Ye.  

“Kanye West very much wanted to visit Mar-a-Lago. Our dinner meeting was intended to be Kanye and me only, but he arrived with a guest whom I had never met and knew nothing about,” Trump stated in an announcement to CBS News.

The information of the dinner was first reported by Axios

Fuentes is a number one determine on the far-right, having attended the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville in 2017 and the “Stop the Steal” rally on Jan. 6. Fuentes, who has unfold antisemitic conspiracies, is taken into account a white supremacist by the Anti-Defamation League. According to the ADL, “Fuentes ‘jokingly’ denied the Holocaust and in contrast Jews burnt in focus camps to cookies in an oven.” 

West has been embroiled in controversy for weeks since posting antisemitic remarks, having lost high-profile sponsorships together with Addidas, Gap and Balenciaga. He had been restricted from Twitter after his antisemitic tweets, however he posted final week that he had been unblocked. 

West, who has stated he’s working for president in 2024, tweeted a video late Thursday saying he had a “debrief” with Trump, and he requested Trump to be his working mate. 

But West stated Trump “basically started screaming at me, telling me I was gonna lose.” Trump introduced on Nov. 15 that he’s working for president in 2024

West additionally stated he “loves Trump,” however stated he informed the previous president he wanted to carry again a few of his loyalists who the media “tried to cancel,” corresponding to Corey Lewandowski, and free the folks arrested in connection to the Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol. 

“He basically gives me this would be ‘mob-esque’ kinda story, talking to some kid from the southside of Chicago, trying to sound ‘mobby’ or whatever, and he goes into this story about all that went through to get Alice Johnson out of jail, and how he didn’t do it for Kim and he did it for me,” West stated. 

In a submit on Truth Social on Friday, Trump stated Ye requested him “for advice concerning some of his difficulties, in particular having to do with his business” throughout their Mar-a-Lago meeting.

“We also discussed, to a lesser extent, politics, where I told him he should definitely not run for President, ‘any voters you may have should vote for TRUMP.’ Anyway, we got along great, he expressed no anti-Semitism, & I appreciated all of the nice things he said about me on ‘Tucker Carlson.’ Why wouldn’t I agree to meet? Also, I didn’t know Nick Fuentes.”

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