Kanye West has been seen meeting with white nationalist Nick Fuentes, who is known for his right-wing live streams and marched in 2017’s deadly “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville.
The pair were photographed together at Miami International Airport on Wednesday (November 23), just after Ye confirmed that he had again try his hand at running for president in 2024. The DONDA rapper and producer was featured Florida visits Donald Trump’s Mar-A-Lago estateand some reports say he and Fuentes were also seen there together.
Fuentes hosts right-wing online shows America first, and rose to prominence in 2020 when he co-led Trump’s “Stop the Steal” movement aimed at overturning his failed election results. In a 2017 Facebook post, he claimed that a “tidal wave of white identity” would soon begin despite coming under fire from anti-racist opposition.
“You can call us racists, white supremacists, Nazis and bigots,” he wrote. “You can dismiss us on social media from your cozy Campus Reform job. But you won’t replace us. The rootless transnational elite know that a tidal wave of white identity is coming. And they know that once the word gets out, they won’t be able to stop us. The fire is rising!”
He also happily dropped the n-word with the hard -er during a paragraph of America first in January, saying that Steve Bannon (whom he also called a “fat r-tard”) is trying to “flood the zone with [n-word] votes.”
Nick Fuentes calls Steve Bannon a “fat r*tard” who is trying to “flood the zone with Negro votes.”
Fuentes acknowledges “that one slipped out.”
— Popitics (@Popitics1) 16 January 2022
He has also previously claimed that segregation and Jim Crow were “better” for blacks.
“They had to drink from another water fountain,” Fuentes said Mother Jones. “Oh no, they had to go to different schools. Their water fountain in the famous picture was worse. So what? Grow up, drink from the f###### water fountain. It’s water, it’s the same. Even if it was bad, who cares. We all agree that it’s better for them, it’s better for us. It’s better overall.”
A few days before they were seen with Fuentes, Ye was spotted with another right-winger, Milo Yiannopoulos, in Beverly Hills – who has been banned from all social platforms for posts that included bragging about pedophilia and saying he approved of it. Yiannopoulos will work on Ye’s presidential campaign.
As previously reported, Ye has asked Trump to be his running mate for 2024, which he revealed in a tweet posted on his since-recovered Twitter account on Tuesday (November 22).
“First time at Mar-a-Lago[.] Rain and traffic[.] I can’t believe I kept President Trump waiting[.] And I wore jeans Yikes,” Ye wrote. “What do you think his response was when I asked him to be my running mate in 2024?”
You have yet to reveal what the former president’s response was.