Rap artist and 2024 presidential candidate Kanye West, who has been grabbing headlines for weeks with his erratic and controversial behavior, recently attended a Mar-a-Lago meeting with fellow presidential candidate Donald Trump.
It did not go well.
According to the rap megastar, former President Donald Trump “started screaming” at him during the dinner at Mar-a-Lago, saying Ye would lose if he ran for president.
Ye met with Trump on Wednesday, saying in a tweet: “First time at Mar-a-Lago Rain and traffic Can’t believe I kept President Trump waiting And I had on jeans Yikes What you guys think his response was when I asked him to be my running mate in 2024?”
— ye (@kanyewest) November 25, 2022
In a video released on Twitter, Ye says that Trump was “perturbed” by his offer, which he noted was “lower on the list of things that caught him off guard.”
West later said in the video that during dinner, “Trump started basically screaming at me at the table telling me I was going to lose,” adding, “I mean has that ever worked for anyone in history?”
Ye added, “I’m like whoa hold on, hold on, hold on. You’re talking to Ye.”
West met with Trump at Mar-a-Lago on the same day Nick Fuentes, described as a white supremacist by the Justice Department after attending the deadly 2017 rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, was also seen at Trump’s resort. The two were spotted arriving together at a Miami airport by the group Right Wing Watch.
Donald Trump is currently considered the frontrunner for the GOP ticket in the 2024 presidential campaign. Kanye West might peel off considerable votes from both Republicans and Democrats if he ran a third party campaign in the national race.
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