Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago dinner with Kanye West and white nationalist Nick Fuentes was orchestrated to make his life “miserable”, according to Milo Yiannopoulos, who called himself the “architect” of the meeting.
Yiannopoulos, a far-right former editor of Breitbart, told NBC News he wanted to remind the former president of the type of people who really support him.
“I wanted to show Trump the kind of talent he lacks by allowing his terrible handlers to dictate who he can and can’t date,” Yiannopoulos told NBC News, referring to the controversy-ridden rapper, who now goes by Ye, and the Holocaust denier.
“I also wanted to send a message to Trump that he has repeatedly neglected, ignored, abused the people who love him the most, the people who put him in power, and that kind of behavior comes back to bite you in the end.
Yiannopoulos also said he knew news of the dinner party would leak and Trump would spoil the inevitable fallout. And that’s basically what happened.
Trump responded to the outcry by distancing himself from Fuentes, saying he had only invited Ye to dinner but that the rapper had “arrived with a guest I had never met and knew nothing about.”
Fuentes responded by saying the former president’s “true loyalists” were getting frustrated with him. “Chickens come home to roost,” he told NBC News.
The white nationalist reportedly told Trump during dinner that the former president was “best when he was fiery and improvisational”.
Trump has since released three successive statements on Truth Social in which he admitted that Fuentes dined with him, but insisted he had no idea of the Holocaust denier’s past.
The meeting has become an easy topic for comedians like Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel, and Trump has also come under fire from members of his own party, including his former Vice President Mike Pence, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, and Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah). ).
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