Benjamin Netanyahu Declares Trump Hosting Kanye West & Nick Fuentes a “Mistake”
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu criticized former President Donald Trump’s decision to host nationalist personality Nick Fuentes and rapper Kanye West in a private dinner at his Mar-a-Lago residence on the podcast “Honestly with Bari Weiss.”
The episode was released on November 30, 2022, and featured an exclusive interview with Netanyahu. Kate Anderson of the Daily Caller noted that Netanyahu and Weiss discussed a host of topics “ranging from Israel’s relationship with China to Netanyahu’s ousting in 2021 and the Israel-Palestine conflict in the Gaza Strip.” Weiss also talked about the alleged rise of antisemitism in the United States and got Netanyahu’s opinion about Trump’s dinner with Fuentes and West.
“One more question about antisemitism. Last week, Donald Trump had dinner at Mar-a-Lago, his home in Florida, with Kanye West and a Holocaust denier named Nick Fuentes,” Weiss said. “Now, Trump has claimed he doesn’t know who Nick Fuentes is, but he certainly knows who Kanye is, who has spent the past many weeks on an antisemitic tear. What do you think of Trump’s decision to have dinner with Kanye and Fuentes?”
Fuentes is one of the most vocal America First nationalists and has voiced his skepticism towards Jewish/Israeli influence in American politics and has been a fervid opponent of mass migration.
Netanyahu stated that he previously criticized West’s Judeo-skeptic comments.
“Well, first, I condemned Kanye West’s antisemitic statements. Straight away, I thought that was just wrong and misplaced,” he stated.
The Israeli Prime Minister added that he was not a fan of Trump’s meeting with West and Fuentes, but also praised Trump for his “tremendous” support for Israel in the past.
“I think it’s a mistake. He shouldn’t do that. He has been a tremendous supporter of Israel, and I’m unabashedly appreciative of what he did for Israel,” Netanyahu stated. “He did great things for Israel in recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital…[h]e moved the American embassy there. He recognized our sovereignty on the Golan Heights, from which we were attacked for years by Syria. He got out of this dangerous Iran deal, and I appreciate all that it doesn’t take away from. Also, you know, he’s been very supportive of the Jewish people. So I think he made a mistake. I hope it’s not repeated.”
Fuentes and West, regardless of what one thinks about them, ask important questions about the influence of various interest groups in the US that often pursue agendas that undermine the US both domestically and abroad.
At a time when political correctness reigns supreme, any type of criticism of certain protected groups will immediately be met with widespread condemnation and calls for cancellation. That’s how things go in the Clown World style politics of the Collective West.