(PM.) Kanye West visited Donald Trump at his home at Mar-a-Lago, bringing univited guest Nick Fuentes, along with two others. The encounter caused massive consternation among Trump supporters and in media.
Fuentes is an open white nationalist, who has espoused anti-Semitic views. West was recently suspended from Twitter for an anti-Semitic rant of his own.
In a video posted to Twitter, West asserted that he asked Trump to be his “running mate” for a potential 2024 presidential run. West said in his Twitter video that his party was kicked out of Mar-a-Lago.
When a source close to President Trump and with knowledge of the situation was asked if that was the case, they corroborated Kanye’s story.
West spoke in his video about the encounter with Trump, saying “When Trump started basically screaming at the table telling me I was gonna lose, I mean, has that ever worked for anyone in history?”
— ye (@kanyewest) November 25, 2022
“I’m like, ‘Wait, hold on Trump, you’re talking to Ye,'” West said.
In response to the controversy, Trump posted on Truth Social, saying “This past week, Kanye West called me to have dinner at Mar-a-Lago. Shortlly hereafter, 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.”