- Ye was noticed at Mar-a-Lago with alt-right determine Nick Fuentes, per Politico and The Daily Beast.
- Ye and Fuentes had been additionally noticed at the airport in Miami collectively.
- The Daily Beast confirmed with a supply that Ye met Trump for dinner, however with out Fuentes.
Ye, the rapper previously often called Kanye West, was seen at Mar-a-Lago on Tuesday with Nick Fuentes, a main alt-right determine and white nationalist.
Ye and Fuentes had been first noticed collectively at an airport in Miami on Tuesday. Later on Tuesday night time, Ye tweeted about meeting Trump and asking him to be his 2024 working mate.
—Right Wing Watch (@RightWingWatch) November 23, 2022
Politico and The Daily Beast each reported that Fuentes and Ye had been seen collectively at Trump’s golf membership. A supply additionally advised The Daily Beast’s Zachary Petrizzo that whereas Ye dined with Trump on Tuesday, Fuentes was not there for that assembly.
Neither representatives for Fuentes nor a lawyer for Ye returned Insider’s requests for remark.
Fuentes is well-known for being a participant at the 2017 white supremacist “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville. This rally turned violent when an avowed neo-Nazi drove his car into a group of counterprotesters, killing a lady and injuring 35 individuals.
Fuentes additionally hosts a web based present referred to as “America First with Nicholas Fuentes,” where he has been known to make anti-semitic comments.
The Anti-Defamation League, a civil rights group, additionally describes Fuentes as a chief of the “Groyper Army.” This is a loosely organized alt-right group that espouses pro-white, racist, and anti-semitic views. Fuentes can also be identified to have hosted iterations of the America First Political Action Conference, which had been attended by far-right House members like Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene and Rep. Paul Gosar.
Ye, too, has flirted with anti-Semitism and far-right concepts. In October, the rapper was locked out of his Twitter account after an antisemitic rant. In a now-removed tweet, he said he would go “death con 3” on Jewish people. Ye’s account has since been reinstated by Elon Musk.
The rapper’s Twitter rant was posted simply days after he wore a shirt emblazoned with the words “White Lives Matter” to his Yeezy style present. Ye later mentioned that he wore the shirt because of his “connection with God” and “brilliance.”
This week, Ye said he was working for president once more after a failed bid in 2020. On Tuesday night, he claimed that he had requested Trump to be his 2024 working mate. However, he has yet to file the basic paperwork to become a candidate — unlike Trump, who introduced his 2024 bid on November 15.
Ye has persistently been a Trump supporter. In 2018, he made headlines when he began supporting Trump and claimed that putting on the MAGA hat made him feel like Superman. He additionally mentioned at the time that he backed Trump as a result of they each have “dragon energy.” The rapper continued to voice his support for Trump in 2020.