outcry after a dinner between Donald Trump, Kanye West and a white supremacist

New thorn in the side of Donald Trump in view of 2024. Manhandled within his party after the relative failure of the Republicans during the Midterms competed by the rising star, Ron DeSantis, and struggling to convince, the former president American caused an outcry according to AFP after it was revealed that a dinner party last week with rapper Kanye West and Nick Fuentes, known for spreading the ideas of white supremacy in his podcasts. Donald Trump, candidate for a second term in 2024 confirmed having dined with the two personalities at Mar-a-Lago, his residence in Florida, and therefore very quickly attracted the wrath of the American political class.

Because the American rapper, also a fashion star, is at the heart of a series of controversies, among other things for having published remarks denounced as anti-Semitic on his social networks. Controversies that have made him lose many contracts since, whether with Balenciaga, Gap or Adidas. On social networks, he had even confirmed: “I lost two billion dollars in a single day, and I’m still alive. » The most virulent reactions to this dinner came from the opposition. The White House, through one of its spokespersons, lamented “intolerance, hatred and anti-Semitism […] have no place in America – including Mar-a-Lago”.

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A meal ” fast “ who happened “very well”

But even in the Republican camp, where the former president is gradually losing his support, the reactions were not long in coming. “Any interview, even courtesy, with an anti-Semite like Kanye West and a scumbag like Nick Fuentes is unacceptable”replied David Friedman, his former ambassador to Israel. “I want to tell my friend Donald Trump that he is better than that “, he tweeted. According to the American anti-Semitism organization Anti Defamation League (ADL), Nick Fuentes, 24, questioned the existence of the Holocaust.

Donald Trump wanted to defend himself by responding first: “You don’t even want to know what I think about it!” » On his social network, he specified that the meal had gone well, that he was ” fast “ and ” without history “ and admitted to having “got along very well” with Kanye West without the latter having held any “anti-Semitic remarks”. As for Nick Fuentes, he did not know him. According to him, Kanye West has “pointed out with three of his friends, including [il] didn’t know anything. »

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