Trump Dines With White Supremacist, Denies Friendship

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Former President Donald Trump distanced himself Friday from a pre-Thanksgiving dinner at his Mar-a-Lago club in Florida with Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, and white supremacist Nick Fuentes, claiming he didn’t know the identity of the far-right activist who was unexpectedly brought along with the rapper.

Trump called the dinner “quick and uneventful,” saying he “got along great” with Kanye West, who reportedly brought the white nationalist as his dinner guest. He added that the rapper “expressed no anti-Semitism.”

Fuentes had been spotted at Trump’s resort alongside the designer and the rapper, who met with Trump on Tuesday and allegedly asked the former president to run as his vice president in 2024, according to multiple reports. Earlier reports claimed that Fuentes did not have dinner with Trump himself; however, two sources told Axios that Fuentes was present, and Trump appeared to acknowledge the meeting to the outlet but said he had never met Fuentes before the dinner.

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