A week after former US President Trump announced his run for the 2024 presidential election, it was known that he had a meeting with hip-hop singer 'Ye' (Kanye West), who caused controversy with America's leading white supremacist and anti-Semitic remarks.
Citing sources, the online media Axios reported that former President Trump had dinner with white supremacist Nick Fuentes and hip-hop singer Yeh at his home in Florida on the 22nd.
Former President Trump declared his third presidency challenge in Mar-Lago on the 15th, having dinner with controversial extremists in a week.
In a statement, former President Trump said, "Ye very much wanted to come to Mar-a-Lago. Originally our dinner was just for me and Ye, but Ye came with a guest (Fuentes) whom I had never met before and did not know." told
Fuentes did not respond to media inquiries.
However, a source told Axios that he was satisfied with the meeting with Fuentes, though he did not believe the former president knew Fuentes.
The source said, "(Trump) was impressed when Fuentes went through various statistics and Trump's speech during the 2016 election campaign."
Fuentes said that among supporters of former President Trump, who was prosecuted for breaking into the Capitol on January 6 last year against the results of the presidential election, there were people who were disappointed because they felt Trump's lack of support for them.
In response, Trump did not refute Fuentes' opinion, but replied that there were people around him who advised him to speak according to a prepared script and act more "presidentially."
Fuentes, 24, rose to fame among the far-right after attending a bloody white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., in August 2017.
Trump, who was president at the time, made remarks that seemed to be siding with white supremacists and faced a strong backlash.
On his recent return to Twitter, Ye revealed the details of a dinner at Marerago's home.
He was kicked off Twitter for anti-Semitic remarks, but recently got his Twitter account back after being 'pardoned' by Elon Musk.
Yeh said on his Twitter that day that when he announced that he wanted to run for the 2024 presidential election, former President Trump shouted and excitedly said, "You will lose the election."
Yes, he said he was very upset when he asked former President Trump to be his running mate.
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