Donald Trump confirmed details about his controversial meeting in Mar-A-Lago earlier this week with Kanye West and his far-right guests, calling the rapper a “dangerously disturbed man” whose 2024 presidential campaign “can’t win.”
In a statement shared Saturday night via Truth Social, the disgraced ex-boss posted, “So I’m helping a very troubled man, who just happens to be black, Yee (Kanye West), who is destroyed in his work and almost everything else, and who has always been good to me. , by allowing his request for a meeting at Mar-a-Lago, alone, so that I could give him the much needed ‘advice’.”
Trump then vaguely acknowledged Ye’s dinner guests as white nationalist and anti-Semite Nick Fuentes, as well as Karen Giorno, a former MAGA strategist now recruited for West’s 2024 bid, confirmed via Politico. “[Ye] It shows up with three people, two of whom I didn’t know, and one a politician I hadn’t seen in years. I told him not to run for office, a waste of time, he can’t win. Fake news has gone crazy! “
Yi previously shared his version of events in a campaign video posted on Facebook Twitterwhere he told his recent acquisition of “YE24” and former Breitbart editor, Milo Yiannopoulos, that Trump “liked” Fuentes and rebuked his suggestion that the former president be his running mate in the 2024 election. The Yeezy founder also alleged that Trump made disparaging remarks about his ex-wife, Kim Kardashian, before “starting yelling at the table to tell me I’m going to lose. I mean, has that ever worked for anyone in history? I’m like, ‘Wait, wait Trump, you’re talking to Ye’.”
Not surprisingly, both accounts of the dinner focus more on Trump’s scrutiny of Ye’s election prospects rather than the indisputably more troubling company at the table. Aside from enabling the alt-right movement throughout his presidency, Trump has continued to spread anti-Semitic sentiments on social media. Meanwhile, West has irreparably tarnished his legacy with persistent anti-Semitic hate speech.