Rapper and designer Kanye West, who ran a failed presidential bid during the 2020 election, has his sights set on 2024 and claims he asked former President Donald Trump to be his running mate.
“I think the thing that troubled Trump the most — that I asked him to be my vice president,” the rapper, now named Ye, said in a video uploaded to Twitter Thursday night. The video matches several outlets reporting that Ye had met with the former president at Trump’s Florida resort of Mar-a-Lago earlier this week, but the former president has yet to publicly comment on whether the meeting took place .
The video tagged the location of Ye’s interview as “YEEZY HQ” in Los Angeles, California and served as a debriefing of the rapper’s alleged meeting with Trump.
“I think that was at the bottom of the list of things that caught him off guard,” Ye said of his request to nominate Trump as his vice president. “It was the fact that I came in with intelligence.”
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Separate videos surfaced Online Tuesday shows Ye walking with Nick Fuentes, a prominent alt-right figurehead and white nationalist, at a Miami airport. You too tweeted about meeting Trump and said he had asked the 45th President to become his running mate.
The pair were also reportedly spotted together at Trump’s resort in Florida Politically and the Daily Beast. A source also told the latter outlet that Fuentes was not present at that meeting, while Ye had dinner with Trump on Tuesday.
Fuentes has suspended his accounts from multiple social media channels and hosts an online show called “America First with Nicholas Fuentes,” where he is known for making racist and anti-Semitic remarks and has a following known as “Groypers “ is known.
Groypers are described as “a loose network of alt-right figures who are vocal supporters of white supremacist and ‘America First’ podcaster Nick Fuentes,” according to the Anti-Defamation League website.
The America First presenter is also known for taking part in the 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, which turned violent after a self-proclaimed neo-Nazi drove his vehicle into a group of counter-protesters, killing a woman and injuring 35 people would have . Fuentes was also present during the January 6, 2021 riots at the US Capitol.
Ye has sparked controversy in recent weeks after making anti-Semitic outbursts on social media and in interviews, leading to the termination of many of his key business collaborations.
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In 2020, he was able to vote in some states, including Florida, Pennsylvania and Michigan, but only received about 60,000 votes out of a total of 160 million, according to the BBC.
Ye announced his plans for another term in a future presidential cycle in an October interview with Fox News host Tucker Carlson, saying, “I will be president one day.”