Trump’s meeting at Mar-A-Lago with Kanye West, Nick Fuentes, and Milo Yiannopoulos

If you thought the conversation at the Thanksgiving dinner table with your family got a little bit heated, or some controversial political topics arose, then you may know what the dinner at Mar-A-Lago felt like.

 Notable people on the guest list for the dinner on November 2, 2022 included former president Donald Trump, artist and rapper Kan“Ye” West, and white nationalist Nick Fuentes. Kanye West and Donald Trump have been friends for years, but they may not be after this disaster of a dinner. The setup of the century occurred that night when Milo Yiannopoulos, a former Breitbart editor, reportedly set up the dinner between the three parties to “just make Trump’s life miserable.” 

And, well, it did.

Donald Trump has received extreme backlash for being a part of a dinner consisting of these controversial people. Especially since Kanye West is under fire for the antisemitic comments he has and continues to make. The Haverford School community recently partook in a Holocaust Surviver assembly where the students got the chance to hear from Emil A. Fish who was a survier of the Holocaust. The comments that Kanye West is making directly correspond to what Mr. Fish spoke on. Emil Fish wanted us to condem terrible remarks like the ones West has been making and urged us to spread the unfortunate truth of what happened over those fateful years. 

Trump claimed he didn’t know Fuentes or anything about him, which is a smaller part of an effort by Trump’s campaign to help with damage control regarding the events of the meeting. But, Trump said he was “really impressed” by Fuentes. 

During the dinner West reportedly expressed anger towards the former president for not paying the legal bills for those who were arrested on charges related the the riot at the Capitol on January 6, 2021. Kanye even went as far as to suggest that he and Trump become running mates in the 2024 election. This statement angered Trump, and, according to two participants of the dinner party, Trump made comments toward West’s ex-wife Kim Kardashian. 

Who knew dinner plans could set Trump’s campaign off on the wrong foot?

Notable people such as Trump’s former vice president Mike Pence and Trump’s former ambassador to israel David Friedman have expressed discontent with regard to the event of that night as a whole. This all occurred mere weeks after Trump announced his plans to run in the 2024 election. 

Who knew dinner plans could set Trump’s campaign off on the wrong foot?