Kanye West’s constant public meltdown and anti-Semitic outbursts are becoming too intense for even the rapper’s most apologetic and scandal-prone supporters. This now includes the GOP leader, who used to brag that West has been “a long-time friend of mine.”
In the days since West permeated his last speeches by posting on Twitter that he was planning to go “Death 3” on “The Jewish People,” former President Donald Trump has told several people that West is acting very crazy and that he needs some professional “help,” according to two sources. knowledgeable on the subject.
The former president’s comments came before anti-Semitism in the West reached a new level in an interview published this weekend. on the program Drinking heroesWest spoke of the “Jewish people” while being impervious to accusations of anti-Semitism because he was also Jewish with “the blood of Christ”. He then said that the Jewish people control all aspects of media and entertainment and said they “have the black voice” – a term often embraced by neo-Nazis.
Trump also privately noted that he’d better keep his mouth shut about the West for now – an atypical move for a former president who has long enjoyed sharing his unpopular views on celebrity news and tabloid gossip. For example, Trump was eager to comment on the Amber Heard-Johnny Depp trial earlier this year. During his time in the White House, Trump asked those responsible for assigning the Department of Justice NBC Saturday Night Livebecause the show was constantly making fun of him.
Trump’s distance from the West is strategic — and not rooted in any moral objection, as the president tacitly made clear Sunday. Trump posted on his faltering Truth Social platform, scolding American Jewish voters for his alleged lack of gratitude. “No president of Israel has done more for Israel than I have,” Trump wrote. “But somewhat surprisingly, our wonderful evangelicals value this much more than the people of Judaism, especially those who live in the United States.”
But even while being highly criticized on social media, Trump has so far maintained a measured distance from the hip-hop artist who supports him in the wake of the “Jewish people” tweet as well as West’s showing of the “White Lives Matter” dress. It is not clear if there has been any special contact in recent days between the West and Trump.
West’s recent public deterioration – which some have argued stemmed from mental health issues – has also included a layover in one of the country’s most Trump-aligned media outlets. West’s appearance in Tucker Carlson’s primetime show initially led to conservatives praising West’s “independent thinking” from Indiana’s attorney general and House Republicans on the Judiciary Committee. “America needs a kanyewestKidRock tour,” Eric Schmidt, the Republican Senate candidate for Missouri, wrote in a since-deleted tweet. (However, the footage not taken from that interview, he got it vicemakes the West look more cluttered.)
For years, West and Trump have wooed each other, starting with the 2016 presidential election. West has repeatedly played the role of a MAGA instigator with his MAGA hat appearance SNL And praise for Trump on Fox News. In turn, Trump indulged West in public meetings at Trump Tower and the White House and an attempt to secure the release of West’s friend, A$AP Rocky, after the rapper was accused of assault in Sweden.
But since West’s recent appearance on Fox News and subsequent antisemitic tweets, Trump has found himself time to speak out about rating problems for late-night comedy shows on the major networks, share satirical articles about Liz Cheney, and call “Bring Columbus Day” on. He found no time to mention West on his social media account, through frequent written statements for his politburo, or on stage in Arizona. rally since the rapper said he wanted to escalate to “Death Rogue 3.” (The actual US military term is “DEFCON”).
Representatives of Trump and the West did not immediately respond rolling rockComment requests.
Within the MAGA elite and the Republican Party, it is not only former President Trump who now believes the West is losing him. Daryl Scott, an Ohio priest and staunch Trump ally who once considered West an “acquaintance” in the days of the Trump administration, has since criticized the rapper as a “clown” who spews “some shit” these days. Scott adds that he was annoyed by the way West, during his sit-in on Fox News, threw Jared [Kushner] under the bus.
West criticized Trump’s son-in-law and former top aide to the White House during that interview. After criticizing Jared’s brother, Josh Kushner’s investment in Kim Kardashian’s clothing company, the rapper said of Jared Kushner’s work in the Middle East on Arab-Israel relations: “I think it was to make money.”
Scott says rolling rock Just moments after Carlson’s interview aired, Scott phoned Kushner’s father-in-law so they could decipher what had happened. Trump, if anything, seemed confused by what he had just seen on TV.
“Two minutes after Tucker’s clip ended, I called Trump and asked, ‘What do you think?'” says the pastor. “
Trump paused to gather his thoughts, before simply replying: “…interesting.”
“But then [Trump] He said, “I’ll say this – he loves Trump!” And he and I laughed. I jokingly told him we’d see what your poll numbers look like in the morning and we had [another] Scott remembers.
A Cleveland-area pastor says he told the former president that West “definitely threw Jared under the bus,” to which Trump replied:
“Well, these things happen sometimes.”
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