Kanye West has said that Donald Trump is really impressed with white supremacist Nick Fuentes, following his visit to meet the one-time president at his Mar-a-Lago residence.
The rapper, who has legally changed his name to Yeh, made the comments on Twitter in a two-minute campaign-style teaser video.
It began by saying that the former president was upset about being asked to be his running mate in the 2024 presidential election.
“The thing that Trump was most worried about [is] I’m asking him to be my vice president,” Yeh said in the video, titled “Mar-a-Lago Debrief.”
The rapper said, “I think that was at the bottom of the list of things that stopped him.”
“It was the fact that I came in with intelligence. So Trump is really impressed with Nick Fuentes.”
The video comes two days after he visited Mr Trump’s Florida residence and grabbed headlines after he was pictured with Mr Fuentes.
Mr. Fuentes is the founder of the far-right, white nationalist America First Foundation. He has been labeled as a white supremacist by the Department of Justice.
He was banned from social media platforms including Twitter for allegedly violating hate speech rules and gained notoriety for making anti-social remarks.
Yeh, who himself has attracted strong criticism for making anti-Semitic remarks, praised Mr Fuentes in the video, describing him as a genuine “loyalist”.
“Nick Fuentes, unlike so many lawyers and some [Trump] Left with his 2020 campaign, he’s really a loyalist,” he said.
“When all the lawyers said, ‘Forget it, Trump did it,’ the White House loyalists were running, right? And my question would be, ‘Why, when you had the chance, didn’t you free January 6rs? did?’
Mr. Fuentes also participated in the 2017 “Unite the Right” march in Charlottesville that turned violent. At the rally, a neo-Nazi drove his car into counter-protesters, killing one woman and injuring dozens of others.
Ye once said that Trump insulted his estranged wife Kim Kardashian. The video featured an insult spoken by Yeh, who said Mr Trump told him he could tell Ms Kardashian “you can tell them I said that”.
“I was thinking, like, she’s the mother of my kids,” the rapper then said, adding that Mr Trump didn’t seem pleased with his 2024 announcement.
“When Trump basically started yelling at the table, told me I was going to lose, I mean what in history has that ever worked for anybody? I was like, ‘Wait, hold Trump, you Are you talking to this,” he said laughing.
The video for “YE24” and his 2016 song “Father Stretch My Hands, Pt.” ended with the last slide reading 1″ playing in the background.
The owner of the Yeezy shoe brand dropped a series of 2024 campaign videos on Thursday night, including news commentary praising him by Fox News host Tucker Carlson.
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