On Monday evening, Kanye West, or “Ye,” sat down for an interview with podcaster Tim Pool. West brought Nick Fuentes, who has been labeled a “white supremacist” by the left, and Milo Yiannopoulos along for the interview. Pool’s podcast with Ye went viral when the popular podcaster disagreed with West’s comments on Jewish people, and West exited the interview without a word. Earlier in the discussion, Pool brought up a story published in The Hill that discussed President Trump’s meeting with West and Nick Fuentes, which has drawn wide criticism. During the back and forth on his meeting with Trump, Ye confirmed that President Trump had no idea he would be bringing the controversial Nick Fuentes along for his meeting him.

On Monday, with no inside knowledge about the meeting, former VP and wanna-be presidential candidate Mike Pence criticized President Trump, saying it was “wrong” to meet with Nick Fuentes last week but said he does not believe Trump is an antisemite or racist. The article describes Fuentes as being a white supremacist. During an interview, Pence told NewsNation,

“President Trump was wrong to give a white nationalist, an antisemite, and a Holocaust denier a seat at the table, and I think he should apologize.” 

Pence continued, “With that being said… I don’t believe Donald Trump is an antisemite. I don’t believe he’s a racist or a bigot; I would not have been his vice president if he was.”

Trump posted about his meeting with West on Truth Social. Saying, “West was asking me for advice concerning some of his difficulties, in particular having to do with his business. We also discussed, to a lesser extent, politics, where I told him he should definitely not run for President, “any voters you may have should vote for Trump.” Trump went on to say nothing anti-semitic was said and that he did not know Fuentes.

During the viral interview, Pool and West had already talked about generalizations regarding people groups when Pool had told West he believed West would do well with “black voters.” However, the interview abruptly halted when Pool disagreed with West about who the “they” were that were targeting West. West indicated it was Jewish people, and Pool said it was the press:

West said it was “beautiful” that people could see how Jews cancel people.

Pool interrupted: “You went right into the antisemite thing … If you start bringing this up, you’re going to ask my opinion on it, I’m going to disagree with you.”

West replied: “I don’t care about your opinion.”

Viva Frei tweeted that “Kanye is indeed being exploited from every angle, and most importantly, by present company.” Indicating Fuentes and Yiannopoulos were poor choices to accompany West.

Pool expressed concern for West being canceled: “I think they’ve been extremely unfair to you.”

“Who is ‘they’, though?” West replied. “We can’t say who ‘they’ is, can we?”

“Corporate press,” Pool replied.

Fuentes interjected: “It is ‘them,’ though, isn’t it?”

Pool replied: “No, it’s not.”

“What do you mean it’s not?” West asked.

He then stood up and left the room. His entourage followed.

Pool went on after West left to ask if West’s intent was to blame individuals or an entire group of people for the fact that powerful individuals are causing him harm.

The media has cycled the news story for days hoping to tie Trump to West, West’s ideas, and his entourage, likely hoping to harm Trump in the process. Yiannopoulos, who is working with West, has publicly stated that his mission is “vengeance” against President Trump and the Republican party.

Yiannopoulos is a strange ally for West to befriend. As Viva Frei pointed out, If Kanye West really, truly, sincerely thinks the “they” who are exploiting him are “the Jews,” does he not realize Milo Yiannopoulos is Jewish?”

A note from the editor: Of all people, Ye should understand how hurtful it can be to be lumped into one category simply because of your ethnicity, race, or religion. While the Left has mastered the art of identity politics by dividing America into separate groups based on race, ethnicity, age, religion, and sexual preference, blaming an entire religion for his business woes is the same as blaming every black person in America for the violent BLM riots promoted by the Left that led to the burning down of cities across America.

Ye is wrong to make generalizations about Jews, but so is Tim Pool for suggesting Ye has the “black vote” locked down simply because his skin is black. While it’s true that polls show the majority of Blacks and Jews have traditionally voted for Democrats, it’s still wrong for Pool to assume that anyone who falls into one of these categories isn’t capable of independent thought.

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