American rapper and producer Kanye West embraces then-President Donald Trump in the White House’s Oval Office, Washington DC, October 11, 2018.
- Donald Trump praised Yeh on Tuesday for saying “all these great things about me by Tucker Carlson.”
- He again failed to condemn the rapper and fashion designer for an outburst of anti-Semitism.
- Ye’s comments were “rude,” Trump said, but he questioned whether the backlash would have been the same had he not been a Trump supporter.
Former President Donald Trump on Tuesday praised Kanye West for saying “all these great things about me” on Tucker Carlson, and again failed to condemn the rapper and fashion designer now known as “” Ye” anti-Semitism erupted.
Trump was responding to podcast host Chris Stiegel, who suggested Yeh was a “flagged guy” after aligning with him. He questioned whether Yeh got a “fair shock”.
Trump, whose daughter and son-in-law are both Jewish, said he didn’t know Ye well but liked him, always got along with him, and was “honored” by what Ye said about him in an interview with Tucker Carlson .
“He made statements about Jews, crude statements,” Trump said. “You’ve heard them, you know them well, and they say that’s why. So you ask, well, would it be one thing if he didn’t say all the good things about Trump? You know, you just don’t know. .”
Ye has recently lost billions of dollars in brand deals due to his controversial behavior and anti-Semitic remarks. During the podcast, Trump said Ye “will be fine,” adding that he was “a very different person.”
“It’s very interesting to hear his voice on Tucker Carlson because, you know, you never hear his long lines, right?” Trump said. “He was actually very sharp, very, very smart. I was impressed by a lot of what he said.”
Trump has also been accused of using anti-Semitic tropes, saying people “follow conservatives.”
“Republicans weren’t tough enough. They allowed it to happen,” he said.
Last month, Ye was banned from Twitter for tweeting that he was “doing a death hoax 3 on Jews” and after he posted that he sent Sean “Diddy” Com His Instagram account was restricted following his apparent text, saying: “Ima take you as an example and show the Jews who tell you to call me that no one can threaten or influence me.”
More examples of anti-Semitism appear in leaked footage of his interview with Tucker Carlson. He also ranted on Drink Champs that he was “fucked up by the Jewish media” and said “Jews have a black voice”.
Last month, when radio host Larry O’Connor sought a response to Ye’s anti-Semitic remarks and other remarks about Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, Trump has reacted similarly. Yeh had said during the Carlson interview that he believed Kushner’s Middle East initiatives under Trump were designed to make money for him, The Hill reported.
“Well, I haven’t really seen the statement he made. I did watch the Tucker Carlson interview and he was really nice to me. Except for anyone, he…he was to me And the MAGA movement is great, it’s really impressive,” Trump said, according to The Hill.