On Thursday (Dec. 1), the Republican Jewish Coalition released a statement condemning the appearance of Kanye West and Nick Fuentes on Alex Jones’ “InfoWars” webcast, referring to the live show as “a horrific cesspool of dangerous, bigoted Jew hatred.”
West sat for a three-hour interview that could perhaps best be described as extremely freewheeling. West’s comments throughout the duration of his appearance were filled with favorable remarks toward Adolf Hitler and Nazis, as well as stern criticisms for “Zionists,” which were repeatedly paired with a mixture of antisemitic tropes and biblical language.
West appeared on the web show wearing a zip-up mask that covered his entire face. He sat in front of a Bible, which he placed on the desk and frequently rested his hand on while speaking. Numerous times throughout the show, West urged Jones and viewers to “start with the Bible” and promised that everything he is doing is “Christ-like.”
The Bible was not the only prop West brought with him. Periodically throughout the interview, West would mock Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu by brandishing a bug net and a bottle of Yoo-hoo brand chocolate milk and speaking in a falsetto voice.
For the interview, West appeared alongside Nick Fuentes for the second time this week. Fuentes is an online personality who is unapologetic in his antisemitism, denying the Jewish Holocaust and regularly promoting white nationalist rhetoric on his online show.
The two alluded to the fact that they traveled together on West’s private jet.
“There were a lot of good Nazis who were just fighting for their country,” West said at one point. He later referred to Hitler as a “cool guy,” admiring Hitler’s fashion sense and architectural preferences before adding, “And he didn’t kill six million Jews. That’s just factually incorrect.”
West repeatedly reiterated, “I like Hitler.” He explicitly denied the Holocaust multiple times and argued that Hitler had many “redeeming qualities.”
“Every human being has something of value that they brought to the table,” West affirmed. “Especially Hitler.”
Fuentes said that he would “have to agree” with West regarding Hitler.
When at one point Jones referred to Nazis as “thugs,” West interjected, “But they did good things too. We gotta stop dissing the Nazis all the time.”
Even Jones, who has at times been accused of antisemitism himself, appeared to be uncomfortable with the statement, quickly attempting to move on to a different point.
Despite West’s constant antisemitic rhetoric and behavior throughout the interview, he also repeatedly affirmed, “I love Jewish people,” often saying that he did so in “Jesus’ name” while repeating, “Jesus is King.”
“I love Jewish people, but I also love Nazis,” West said. This caused Jones to burst out in laughter, saying in response, “Well, I have to disagree with that.”