Kanye Westthe ongoing public collapse and antisemitic explosions have become too extreme for even the most deadpan and outrageous supporters of the famous rapper. This now includes the leader of the republican partywho boasted that West was “a friend of mine for a long time”.
In the days after West, he punctuated his recent tirades by posting on Twitter that he planned to go “death con 3” on “JEWISH PEOPLE,” the former president donald trump told several people that West was acting too “crazy” and needed professional “help”, according to two sources with knowledge of the matter.
The former president’s comments came before West’s anti-Semitism reached a new level in an interview published this weekend. On the show Drink champions, West denounced “the Jewish people” while he is insensitive to accusations of anti-Semitism because he is also a Jew “like the blood of Christ”. He went on to say that the Jewish people control every facet of media and entertainment and said they possess the “black voice” – a trope frequently embraced by neo-Nazis.
Trump has also privately signaled that it’s best he keep quiet about West for now – an atypical move for the ex-president who has long enjoyed sharing his unsolicited opinions on celebrity news and gossip. A-list tabloids. For example, Trump was eager to comment on the Amber Heard-Johnny Depp trial earlier this year. While in the White House, Trump asked officials to leave the Justice Department on NBC saturday night livebecause the show constantly made fun of him.
Trump’s distance from the West is strategic — not rooted in moral objection, the president made it implicit on Sunday. Publish to sound struggling social media platform Truth Social, Trump has berated Jewish American voters for an alleged lack of gratitude towards him. “No president has done more for Israel than me,” Trump wrote. “Surprisingly enough, however, our wonderful Evangelicals appreciate it much more than people of the Jewish faithespecially those who live in the United States”
But even as he rages wildly on social media, Trump has so far kept a calculated distance from the hip-hop entertainer who supports Trump following the ‘JEWISH PEOPLE’ tweet and also posting. by West of the “White Lives Matter” outfit. It’s unclear if there have been any private communications in recent days between West and Trump.
West’s recent public deterioration — which some say was sparked by mental health issues — also included a layover at one of the nation’s most Trump-aligned outlets. West’s appearance on Tucker Carlson’s prime-time show first led conservatives to praise West’s “independent thinking” since Indiana Attorney General and House Republicans on the Judiciary Committee. “America needs a tour @kanyewest @KidRock”, Eric Schmitt, Republican Senate candidate from Missouri, wrote in a since-deleted tweet. (However, unreleased footage from this interview, obtained by Vicewestern made look more unbalanced.)
For years, West and Trump have courted each other, starting with the 2016 presidential election. West has repeatedly played the role of MAGA provocateur with appearances in a MAGA hat on SNL and praise for Trump on Fox News. In turn, Trump offered West public meetings at Trump Tower and the White House and an effort to secure the release of West’s friend A$AP Rocky after the rapper was charged with assault. in Sweden.
But since West’s recent appearance on Fox News and the anti-Semitic tweets that followed, Trump himself has found time to publicly question the ratings issues for late-night comedy shows on major networks, from sharing satirical articles about Liz Cheney and calling for “BRING BACK COLUMBUS”. DAY.” He didn’t find time to mention West on his account on social networksvia frequent written statements from his political office, or on stage in an Arizona rally since the rapper said he wanted to move on to “death con 3.” (The actual US military term is “DEFCON”.)
Representatives for Trump and West did not immediately respond to rolling stone‘s requests for comments.
Among the MAGA and GOP elite, it’s not just former President Trump who now thinks West is losing his mind. Darrell Scott, an Ohio pastor and staunch Trump ally who once counted West as an “acquaintance” during his Trump administration days, has since called the rapper a “clown” who spits “bullshit” these days. -this. Scott adds that he was annoyed with the way West, when meeting with Fox News, “threw Jared [Kushner] under the bus.
West lashed out at Trump’s son-in-law and former top White House official during this interview. After criticizing Jared’s brother Josh Kushner’s investment in a Kim Kardashian clothing business, the rapper said of Jared Kushner’s Middle East diplomatic work on Arab-Israeli relations: “I just think it was to make money.”
Scott tells rolling stone that moments after Carlson’s interview aired, Scott phoned Kushner’s stepfather so they could unpack what had happened. Trump, on the other hand, seemed perplexed by what he had just seen on television.
“Two minutes after the Tucker segment ended, I called Trump and asked him, ‘So what did you think? ‘” the pastor said.
Trump paused to gather his thoughts, before simply replying, “…interesting.
“But then [Trump] said, “I’ll say this – he loves Trump!” and he and I laughed. I told him jokingly that we would see what your poll numbers would look like tomorrow morning and we had [another] good laugh,” recalls Scott.
The Cleveland-area pastor says he then told the ex-president that West “of course threw Jared under the bus,” to which Trump replied:
“Well, those things happen sometimes.”