The former president of USA donald trump he was heavily criticized on Saturday by the White House and part of his own Republican Party for having dinner this week with rapper Kanye West and a white supremacist.
West, who goes by the name Ye, has been at the center of a series of controversies, among other things for having posted statements denounced as anti-Semitic on his social networks.
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A candidate for the Republican candidacy in the 2024 presidential election, Trump confirmed that he had dinner with the fashion and rap star at Mar-a-Lago, his residence in Florida, which immediately sparked strong criticism from the American political leadership.
“Bigotry, hate and anti-Semitism have no place in the United States, not even in Mar-a-Lago”said White House spokesman Andrew Bates.
Also present at the dinner was Nick Fuentes, a 24-year-old known for spreading white supremacist ideas on his podcasts.
According to the American organization Anti Defamation League (ADL), Fuentes is also a denier of the Jewish Holocaust in World War II.
“You don’t want to know what I think about it”, President Joe Biden said for his part when asked.
The protests also emanated from the field of Donald Trump.
“Any date, even courtesy, with an anti-Semite like Kanye West and scum like Nick Fuentes is unacceptable.”said David Friedman, the US ambassador to Israel under the Republican mogul’s presidency.
“I want to tell my friend Donald Trump that he is better than this”the diplomat tweeted.
The former tenant of the White House defended himself on his social networks, assuring that the food was “quick” Y “without incident”, indicated that he took “very good” with Kanye West, who had not done “no anti-Semitic comments.”
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