Skip to comments.Trump Confirms Mar-a-Lago Dinner with Kanye West and Nick Fuentes; Accuses West of Bringing Uninvited Guest “I Had Never Met and Knew Nothing About”
Posted on 11/25/2022 6:27:37 PM PST by SoConPubbie
President Trump confirmed to Axios reporter Jonathan Swan on Friday that he had dinner this week with old friend Kanye West and anti-Semite groyper leader Nick Fuentes, telling Swan that he did not know of Fuentes and that West had brought him to Mar-a-Lago uninvited.
West, who also calls himself Ye, has been in hot water over several anti-Semitic remarks he recently made. Fuentes is a notorious anti-Semite and Holocaust denier.
Swan reported on Twitter, “NEW: Statement from fmr President Trump in response to our story about his dinner w Ye and Fuentes: “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.””
NEW: Statement from fmr President Trump in response to our story about his dinner w Ye and Fuentes: "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." https://t.co/RLfWtJTfzQ
— Jonathan Swan (@jonathanvswan) November 25, 2022
UPDATE: Trump post on Truth Social, “This past week, Kanye West called me to have dinner at Mar-a-Lago. Shortly thereafter, he unexpectedly showed up with three of his friends, whom I knew nothing about. We had dinner on Tuesday evening with many members present on the back patio. The dinner was quick and uneventful. They then left for the airport.”
This past week, Kanye West called me to have dinner at Mar-a-Lago. Shortly thereafter, he unexpectedly showed up with three of his friends, whom I knew nothing about. We had dinner on Tuesday evening with many members present on the back patio. The dinner was quick and uneventful. They then left for the airport.
The third guest, according to Timcast, was former Trump campaign staffer Karen Giorno.
The story of Fuentes visiting Mar-a-Lago with West Tuesday night was first reported by Politico on Wednesday,”According to a source, far-right extremist Nick Fuentes was spotted with Kanye West at Mar-a-Lago. West tweeted last night he met with Trump at the club. West and Fuentes were also seen together at Miami airport.”
According to a source, far-right extremist Nick Fuentes was spotted with Kanye West at Mar-a-Lago. West tweeted last night he met with Trump at the club. West and Fuentes were also seen together at Miami airport.
— Meridith McGraw (@meridithmcgraw) November 23, 2022
A source initially denied to the Daily Beast that Trump dined with Fuentes, “A source familiar with the matter told The Daily Beast that while West had dinner with Trump, Fuentes was not present.”
Late on Tuesday night, West tweeted: “First time at Mar-a-Lago Rain and traffic. Can’t believe I kept President Trump waiting.” “And I had on jeans. Yikes,” he added. https://t.co/HR3VteZvlj
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) November 24, 2022
West posted video commentary about his visit with Trump, claiming Trump was “really impressed with Nick Fuentes.”
— ye (@kanyewest) November 25, 2022
The video features Ye advisor Milo Yiannopoulos who was filmed in 2016 singing America the Beautiful while white supremacist audience members gave the Nazi salute.
West earlier claimed in his visit he asked Trump to be his vice presidential running mate for the 2024 campaign (Trump announced his own bid for the presidency last week), “First time at Mar-a-Lago Rain and traffic Can’t believe I kept President Trump waiting And I had on jeans Yikes What you guys think his response was when I asked him to be my running mate in 2024?”
First time at Mar-a-Lago
Rain and traffic
Can’t believe I kept President Trump waiting
And I had on jeans Yikes
What you guys think his response was when I asked him to be my running mate in 2024?
— ye (@kanyewest) November 23, 2022
On Thursday West posted a screen image of group chat about his and Fuentes’ meeting with Trump.
— ye (@kanyewest) November 25, 2022
Ye bringing jeans to the meeting with Trump turned out to be the least objectionable he brought.
UPDATE: Timcast reports West used the dinner as a “power move” against Trump for his own 2024 presidential campaign (excerpt):
According to a source familiar with the events at the dinner, who asked to remain anonymous, Ye had arrived at Mar-a-Lago with (Karen) Giorno, who served as Trump’s Florida chief strategist in 2016 and later a senior advisor for his campaign, as a power move to show that he is serious about his White House bid.
Giorno has worked for multiple presidents and is regarded as highly formidable at running campaigns.
…“Nick attended the dinner and sat across from the president. I sat to the president’s right and Ye to his left,” Giorno said. “The president was by himself for dinner but invited Ye to meet some people on the patio.”
Set up to smear POTUS45.
Can’t wait to learn what this “proves” about Trump.
Wasn’t Kanye talking about certain Jews in the entertainment industry?
Don’t know where to find his exact words.
But if his criticism was specific to particular people it’s not anti-Semitic anymore than criticism of Nancy Pelosi is not anti-Catholic.
Mr. President, remove West from your life.
WTF is a groyper?
The J6 gal who got sentenced the other day is a groyper.
LOL, that clarifies nothing for me...
Like 1940s movies where a prostitute was paid to rush into a hotel room and put her arms around a victim with newspaper reporter ready with flashbulb going off and the picture headed to the front page “Love Nest Exclusive. Blonde:”He said he’d leave his wife for me.”
What was the man thinking? Trump allowed himself to get sandbagged.
How about POTUS45 is a dope and should stop blaming others for his screwups.
But nothing is ever Trump’s fault. It’s always someone else’s fault. Or a set up.
According to the WIKI hit piece its all the members of FR except the plants and those pretending to see a nazi under every rock.
This is the same imaginary crap they tried with “alt-right”.
Remember when Trump was first trying to get the nomination? It was “Trump is really Drump, dont vote for the Jew!” Then shortly after they tried so claim he was anti-semitic. Then it was “Dont vote for him because his kids are stealth jews sneaking in to power.” Then they tried to claim he was anti-semitic by making up their own definition for alt-right and labeled them all anti-semitic which meant Trump was also.
Apparently there are a lot of very sensitive people with very short menories.
Supposedly that evil far right extremist, Michelle Malkin is the “mother” of the movement. We all know how dangerous she is...right?
I have no clue what time frame people here are going to figure out that Trump throws distractions
Like a royal on a fox hunt chucking a re smalls herring for the beagles to chase and screw up their sense of smell for the rest of the hunt.
He sets himself up. He is a winner. Do not doubt it.
Groyper? Sounds like a fish.
Interesting, as I’ve been here a while and never heard of that.
I’ve learned something new today.
P.S. Michelle Malkin is terrifying... :)
So you’re suggesting it was done on purpose. That Trump willingly had dinner with this person knowing exactly who he was, and then almost immediately afterwards suggesting he was misled. All as part of some grand plan. It’s amazing people actually believe this
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