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Donald Trump Responds to Kanye West ‘Screaming Dinner’ Controversy — It’s Not How Anybody Thought

    Donald Trump has responded to the public controversy over rap superstar Kanye West attending a dinner with him in Mar-a-Lago and bringing along known anti-Semite and ‘groyper’ leader Nick Fuentes.

    According to West, after Ye asked Trump if he would run with him on the same ticket, the former president “started screaming” at him. Trump told 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?”

    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.”

    Donald Trump took to Truth Social to set the record straight.

    “This past week, Kanye West called me to have dinner at Mar-a-Lago,” Trump said. “Shortly thereafter, he unexpectedly showed up with three of his friends, whom I knew nothing about. We had dinner on Tuesday evening with many members present on the back patio. The dinner was quick and uneventful. They then left for the airport.”

    “Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, was asking me for advice concerning some of his difficulties, in particular having to do with his business,” he added. “We also discussed, to a lesser extent, politics, where I told him he should definitely not run for President, ‘any voters you may have should vote for TRUMP.’ Anyway, we got along great, he expressed no anti-Semitism, & I appreciated all of the nice things he said about me on ‘Tucker Carlson.’ Why wouldn’t I agree to meet? Also, I didn’t know Nick Fuentes.”

    Thus, the media’s narrative runs up against a problem: If Trump did know Fuentes, why would he invite him to Mar-a-Lago knowing the media would find out about it, and then subsequently disavow that he knew him?

    Trump’s response was a reserved and straightforward denial of the media’s narrative that he was hosting a summit for ‘anti-Semites.’ As far as Donald Trump tells it, the dinner did not go down how the media claimed.

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