Kanye West continued his campaign of antisemitism this week when he appeared as a guest on popular YouTuber Tim Pool’s “Timcast IRL” show alongside Nick Fuentes and Milo Yiannopoulos. During the interview, West cited his faith in discussing his recent actions, saying he was being prepared by God through the waves of backlash.
After expressing frustration that Pool wasn’t acknowledging his point of view, West eventually stormed out of the studio.
West and Fuentes were featured guests on the podcast on Monday (Nov. 28) in light of the recent controversy regarding them having dinner with former president Donald Trump at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida.
Fuentes is unapologetic in his antisemitism, denying the Jewish Holocaust and regularly promoting white nationalist rhetoric on his online show.
National political leaders from both parties roundly condemned Trump’s decision to host Fuentes.
“There is no room in the Republican Party for antisemitism or white supremacy, and anyone meeting with people advocating that point of view, in my judgment, [is] highly unlikely to ever be elected president of the United States,” said Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday (Nov. 29).
Democratic Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer offered stronger words a day previous, saying, “For a former president to sit down and have dinner with a high-profile anti-semite is disgusting and dangerous. To give an anti-semite even the smallest platform—much less an audience over dinner—is pure evil.”
Yiannopoulos, an alt-right political commentator who claims to have helped orchestrate the dinner in an attempt to embarrass the former president, has also been accused of antisemitism in the past.
Following the dinner and subsequent backlash, Trump’s campaign team said they would increase screening protocols to more fully vet anyone he meets with.
During the interview with Pool, West expressed that he had been in contact with high profile political commentators who had also been “canceled,” including conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. He also said that he was “impressed” with Fuentes, who had been “rolling with” him.