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I saw that this was happening earlier this evening and questioned whether I wanted to write about it here. Do I really want to give oxygen to a guy like Nick Fuentes who has demonstrated that he’s a racist and an anti-Semite? Well, it turns out I needn’t have worried because 25 minutes into what was supposed to be a 2-hour conversation, Kanye bailed and Milo and Fuentes followed. As Tim Pool said later, “It was all hype and then all nothing.”
Kanye pulled the plug the instant he was challenged on some of his claims that Jewish people, collectively, were the source of his troubles. My old boss at Breitbart, Joel Pollak, already has a story up about it titled: “WATCH: Kanye Canceled — by Kanye; Walks Out of Tim Pool Interview When Asked to Defend His Antisemitism.”
Pool allowed West to express his views, largely uninterrupted, for the first fifteen minutes of the broadcast…
West claimed that it was “beautiful” that people could see how Jews — whom he referred to as “Zionists” at one stage — cancel people…
Pool expressed empathy for West’s experience of being canceled: “I think they’ve been extremely unfair to you.”
“Who is ‘they’, though?” West replied. “We can’t say who ‘they’ is, can we?”
“Corporate press,” Pool replied.
Fuentes interjected: “It is ‘them,’ though, isn’t it?”
Pool replied: “No, it’s not.”
And that was it. At the very first sign of resistance Kanye got up and left. Here’s a video clip of the final exchange.
Moments after Ye left, Milo said he needed to check on him and also left. Fuentes who had been trying to argue the point left as well. Tim Pool and his co-hosts then spent the next hour talking about what happened.
So maybe this turns out to be a very good example of why you should allow people with extreme views to talk. Certainly in this case they didn’t come out of it looking too good. Indeed it’s hard to imagine what they thought was going to happen. The dinner with Trump is big news specifically because Fuentes was there. This was obviously going to be discussed. Did Kanye think no one was going to push back on bringing a holocaust denier to the dinner?
“I can’t say I’m surprised,” Pool said. He continued, “What do I even do? Other than ask him, please elaborate on this. Are you referring to individuals or are you quite literally blaming an entire group of people for that fact that powerful individuals are causing you harm?”
Later Pool added, “If Kanye is going to say these things and them immediately start getting involved with Fuentes, that only amplifies the accusations made against them. But I guess if they genuinely believe these things, that’s who they are.”
That’s clearly who Nick Fuentes is and based on tonight it seems like Kanye holds some of the same views. Here’s the full video which runs for about 2 hours.
I have no idea as to who Tim Pool or Nick Fuentes are.
And I wouldn’t know a Kanye West song if I heard one. All I know about him is that he has an ex-wife that I wouldn’t want to get near.
I really don’t remember much about Milo either, except that he became a household name in conservative journalism circles in the 2018 election cycle.
My wife reads People Magazine, so I should probably ask her.
Trump adviser on the Ye/Fuentes dinner at Mar-a-Lago: ‘The master troll got trolled’
BY JOHN SEXTON | Hot Air.com
(AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
NBC News published a story today promising the “inside story” of the Trump dinner with Kanye and Nick Fuentes. The general tone of this is that Milo Yiannopoulos set this up as a kind of troll of Trump. And of course Trump didn’t help himself by making a big show of the dinner at his club.
“We saw everybody in the dining room get up and start applauding, and then the president entered,” Fuentes told NBC News. “He greeted us, and he invited Ye into dinner and Ye said that he wanted to bring us with him to the table. So we walked in and Ye took some pictures with some of the guests in the dining room and then we sat down at the table.”
So when the dinner took an unexpected turn with Kanye asking Trump to be his running mate and Trump in turn telling him he would lose if he ran and also insulting his ex-wife Kim Kardashian, there were plenty of witnesses around to see it happen.
As for adding Fuentes to the mix, everyone agrees Trump didn’t know who he was but Milo, who has been acting as an adviser to Ye, obviously did know who he was and knew that his presence would make this a big story. A trump adviser said “Kanye punked Trump” but it was really Milo who set this up.
“The master troll got trolled,” the adviser said. “Kanye punked Trump.”…
“I wanted to show Trump the kind of talent that he’s missing out on by allowing his terrible handlers to dictate who he can and can’t hang out with,” Yiannopoulos told NBC News.
“I also wanted to send a message to Trump that he has systematically repeatedly neglected, ignored, abusedthe people who love him the most, the people who put him in office, and that kind of behavior comes back to bite you in the end,” he added.
And, Yiannopoulos said, he arranged the dinner “just to make Trump’s life miserable” because news of the dinner would leak and Trump would mishandle it.
As you might imagine, Trump was not happy about the negative story and also reportedly had the sense that he’d been set up.
Trump fumed afterward that Ye had betrayed him by ambushing him. “He tried to f— me. He’s crazy. He can’t beat me,” Trump said, according to one confidant, who then relayed the conversation to NBC News on the condition of anonymity to discuss private conversations.
Trump’s ego was bruised by Kanye who, I think it’s fair to say, has an equally massive ego. But what really happened here is that Milo set this up knowing it would explode and Trump would be left explaining why he was having dinner with an anti-Semite like Fuentes. And of course Trump can say he didn’t know but that just raises the next question which is why is the former president having dinners with complete strangers? It doesn’t seem very professional or smart and clearly it backfired in this case.
On the other hand I’m honestly not sure how any of this was supposed to help Kanye. It sort of makes me wonder if Milo isn’t doing this for his own personal reasons which have nothing to do with Ye’s plans to run for office. Or maybe he just assumed there’s no such thing as bad publicity. Except, as we found out last night, bad publicity seems to be the only kind Ye and Milo can get out of this whole thing.
POT MEET KETTLE: Mitt Romney Calls Donald Trump a “Gargoyle” Hanging Over the Republican Party After “Disgusting” Trump-Ye-Fuentes Meeting
By Cullen Linebarger | Gateway Pundit
As predicted, former President Donald Trump’s dinner with controversial rapper Ye (formerly Kanye West) and white nationalist Nick Fuentes set off a raging inferno last week yet to fully dissipate. Now leading Trump-hater Mitt Romney has emerged from his snake pit to weigh in.
On Monday, Romney told NBC News reporter Sahil Kapur he found the meeting “disgusting.” He went on to brag about impeaching Trump twice and not wanting him “hanging over our party like a gargoyle.”
Romney neglected to mention that Ye was supposed to meet Trump alone and the former president had no idea Fuentes would show up or who he is.
But who expects full honesty from a man who stabbed Trump in the back after Trump tried to put aside their past differences?
Trump attempted to bury the hatchet between them back in 2018 when he endorsed Romney’s run for U.S Senate. Romney happily accepted the endorsement and used the then-president’s generosity to get elected.
Let’s now do a thought experiment on who the real gargoyle of the GOP really is. Trump launched his first run for political office in 2015. In 2016 he took down a loaded Republican field for President. He then pulled off the greatest upset in American political history when he defeated Crooked Hillary Clinton in the 2016 General Election.
Mitt Romney? He ran for President twice and lost badly both times. In 2008, he lost in the Republican primaries to arguably the most infamous RINO of all time, the late Senator John McCain of Arizona. He then struggled to win against a weak GOP field in 2012 and Barack Obama destroyed him in the 2012 General Election.
As President, Trump fulfilled many long-held promises that establishment Republicans simply used as bubba bait for the base. Some of these fulfilled pledges included renegotiating NAFTA, moving America’s Israeli embassy to Jerusalem, cracking down on illegal immigration, and partially repealing Obamacare.
His achievements do not end there, however. Trump rebuilt the American military which Obama gutted during his reign. He also pushed through one of the largest tax cuts in American history, which provided relief to all American families. Furthermore, his judicial appointments proved the best in American history. Without Trump, Roe vs Wade remains on the books and our nation loses thousands more unborn children in the process.
Trump’s greatest accomplishment, however, was not starting another war. He was the first President since Ronald Reagan not to send American forces off to die in foreign lands. The deep state and the globalist politicians loathed Trump for this more than any other policy. The reason for this loathing is because Trump cost them billions of dollars. Any doubt this helped lead to his first impeachment?
Romney’s “accomplishments” include impeaching a duly elected Republican president twice for personal reasons and helping deliver Biden’s leftist agenda. He even voted for Biden’s radical Supreme Court nominee who cannot explain what a woman is! He also refused to support fellow Utah Republican Senator Mike Lee in his election versus Never-Trump grifter and deadbeat Evan McMullin.
Whether or not he returns to the Oval Office, Trump can forever hold his head high for his immeasurable accomplishments as president. Romney just needs to retire from public life for good.