Trump hosted Holocaust denier Nick Fuentes at dinner with Kanye West

Palm Beach, Florida - Holocaust skeptic Nick Fuentes joined Donald Trump and the rapper Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, during a dinner conversation at the former president's Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida.

Kanye "Ye" West (r.) reportedly asked Donald Trump to be his vice presidential candidate when he runs for president in 2024.
Kanye "Ye" West (r.) reportedly asked Donald Trump to be his vice presidential candidate when he runs for president in 2024.  © TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP

It was during the meeting Tuesday Ye claimed he asked Trump to be his running mate in the 2024 US presidential election in which both right-wing media personalities are candidates. Trump declined, according to Ye.

Trump confirmed in a statement posted to his social media platform that Fuentes (24) came as one of Ye's guests. He claimed to be expecting only the hate-speech spewing rapper.

"(Ye) unexpectedly showed up with three of his friends, whom I knew nothing about," Trump wrote on Truth Social.

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Also attending the dinner meeting was Newsmax contributor and former Trump campaign adviser Karen Giorno, according to Politico.

Trump hosted Ye in the White House while serving as president in 2018. During that visit, Ye rambled about being misdiagnosed for a mental disorder and informed the former president Superman is his "favorite superhero."

It's not clear what role Fuentes – who has spoken favorably about racial segregation – would play in Ye's long-shot run for the presidency.

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Donald Trump has claimed he did not know Nick Fuentes would join the dinner at Mar-a-Lago.
Donald Trump has claimed he did not know Nick Fuentes would join the dinner at Mar-a-Lago.  © William EDWARDS / AFP

Ye said on social media that Trump was "really impressed" by Fuentes who just last week on his webstreaming program suggested sending the military into Black neighborhoods because "they're never going to vote for us."

The Anti Defamation League describes Fuentes as a "prominent white supremacist pundit and organizer."

Fuentes claims he left college because of threats resulting from his marching alongside white supremacists at 2017's deadly Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Trump has called participants in that event "very fine people."

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Ye formally announced his bid for the presidency on Sunday with a video where he said former Marjorie Taylor Greene assistant Milo Yiannopoulos was helping run his campaign. Yiannopolous was filmed singing karaoke with neo-Nazis and white nationalists in a Virginia bar following 2017's Unite the Right demonstration.

Ye was slammed after a string of anti-Semitic remarks in October when he tweeted his intentions to go "Death con 3 on JEWISH PEOPLE."

Companies including Adidas soon after pledged to stop doing business with the Black Skinhead rapper.

Cover photo: Collage: TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP & William EDWARDS / AFP

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