Trump spoke about the meeting on his Truth Social platform, claiming Ye showed up uninvited with far-right commentator Milo Yiannopoulos as his campaign manager. The former president described the meeting as “quick and uneventful.”
“Last week, Kanye West called me to have dinner at Mar-a-Lago. Shortly after, he unexpectedly showed up with three of his friends that I knew nothing about,” Trump said in his post. “We had dinner Tuesday night with many members present on the terrace behind. Dinner was quick and uneventful. They then went to the airport.”
Trump also noted that the meeting was about Kanye’s business connections beyond GAP, Balenciaga and adidas cut ties with Chicago natives. Trump went on to say that he told Ye not to run for president and he rejected his request to be his running mate.
“You, formerly known as Kanye West, asked me for advice regarding some of his difficulties, particularly dealing with his business,” Trump continued. “We also discussed, to a lesser extent, politics, where I told him that he absolutely should not run for president, ‘any electorate you may have, vote for TRUMP.’
“Anyway, we got along, he expressed no anti-Semitism, and I appreciated all the nice things he said about me on ‘Tucker Carlson.’ Why wouldn’t I agree to meet? Besides, I didn’t know Nick Fuentes .”
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From his perspective, Kanye West has a completely different interpretation of the meeting, including that Trump is influenced by his brilliance and accusing him of insulting him and Kim Kardashian, his ex-wife.
“I think that’s what Trump was most concerned about [was] i am asking him to be my vice president. I think that was lower on the list of things that caught him. It was the fact that I went in with intelligence,” he said.
Kanye also claimed that Trump was “really impressed”. the controversial white supremacist Nick Fuentes, who traveled with him to attend the meeting. According to the Yeezy creator, he asked the former president why he didn’t free those who stormed the Capitol Building on January 6, 2021.
“So Trump is really impressed with Nick Fuentes, and Nick Fuentes, unlike so many of the lawyers and so many of the people that he stayed with on his 2020 campaign, he’s actually a loyalist,” Kanye said. “When he didn’t know where the lawyers are, you’ll still have your loyalists.”
In addition, Kanye West said that Donald Trump referenced Kim Kardashian in an explicit way before yelling at him and telling him that he would lose the presidential election.
“But then he goes on to say, ‘Kim is one [bleep], you can tell her I said that,” he said. “And I thought, ‘That’s the mother of my children.’ Since we and all the Christians in America who love Trump know that Trump is a conservative, we will demand that you hold all policies directly to the Bible.”
“When Trump basically started screaming at me at the table and told me I was going to lose. I mean, has that ever worked for anybody in history? I’m like, ‘Woah woah, hold on, hold on, Trump. You speaking to Ye,” he added.