Trump latest news: Ex-ambassador to Israel slams Trump’s dinner with Kanye West and Nick Fuentes
Kanye West releases 2024 campaign video after meeting with Trump
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Donald Trump is once again being accused of anti-Semitism, this time for hosting a Holocaust denier for dinner at Mar-a-Lago, alongside disgraced rapper and anti-Semite Kanye West.
Following the controversy, the former president, however, denied knowing that Mr West’s 2024 campaign adviser Nick Fuentes was an outspoken anti-Semite.
Meanwhile, the rapper Ye has continued to spread his version of the dinner, claiming that Donald Trump shouted at him in response to a proposal that the former president join Mr West as running mate.
At the same time, he said his host was “impressed” by Mr Fuentes’s ideas.
Meanwhile, Mr Trump is facing a second lawsuit from author E Jean Carroll, who accuses him of raping her in a New York department store in the 1990s.
Availing herself of a new state law that came into effect on Thursday, Ms Carroll is suing Mr Trump for rape and sexual assault as well as defamation over recent comments he made calling her a “con job” and accusing her of lying about her allegations.
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John Bolton says Trump’s act is ‘old and tired’ while predicting GOP will turn to DeSantis in 2024
Mr Trump announced his campaign for president earlier this month, days after the bulk of the midterm elections concluded, and it was clear that a fixation on the 2020 election conspiracies that he espouses hurt GOP candidates in key elections around the country.
John Bowden27 November 2022 17:08
Mike Pompeo decries antisemitism – but doesn’t call out Trump
Trump calls Kanye West ‘seriously troubled man, who just happens to be black’ amid fallout over dinner
Donald Trump sharply criticized rapper Kanye West and ramped up his efforts to distance himself from a recent meeting between the two as the fallout over Mr Trump’s association with Mr West’s campaign advisers continues.
Mr Trump issued a statement via Truth Social calling the rapper a “seriously troubled man, who just happens to be black” and once again denied knowing Nick Fuentes, the white nationalist and racist who latched on to Mr West amid his increasingly erratic spiral into hate speech and the utter destruction of his musical career.
“So I help a seriously troubled man, who just happens to be black, Ye (Kanye West), who has been decimated in his business and virtually everything else, and who has always been good to me, by allowing his request for a meeting at Mar-a-Lago, alone, so that I can give him very much needed “advice.” He shows up with 3 people, two of which I didn’t know, the other a political person who I haven’t seen in years,” claimed the former president.
John Bowden27 November 2022 14:58
Trump’s ambassador to Israel on dinner with Kanye West and Nick Fuentes: ‘Throw those bums out’
David M Friedman, ambassador to Israel in the Trump administration, urged the former president to “throw those bums out”, with regard to Mr Trump’s dinner with Kanye West and white supremacist Nick Fuentes.
David Taintor27 November 2022 13:14
Trump adviser says Mar-a-Lago dinner with Kanye West and Nick Fuentes was a ‘f***ing nightmare’
Mr Trump has attempted to distance himself from Mr Fuentes after the controversial dinner was first reported by Axios, claiming he had no idea who the Holocaust-denying far-right extremist was.
In several posts to Truth Social describing the Tuesday night dinner, Mr Trump said West showed up with three friends “whom I knew nothing about”.
Bevan Hurley26 November 2022 20:44
Ivanka and Jared take in the World Cup
Elon Musk reiterates support for Ron DeSantis
Asked whether he would support Republican Ron DeSantis for president in 2024, Elon Musk replied: “Yes”.
Mr Musk’s tweet reiterates the tech mogul’s support for the Florida governor, after Mr Musk said back in June that he would support Mr DeSantis if the Republican does run for president in the next cycle.
David Taintor26 November 2022 14:36
California governor Newsom says he won’t challenge Biden in 2024
California governor Gavin Newsom, a potential 2024 Democratic contender, has told the White House that he would not challenge Joe Biden for the presidency if the sitting president runs for reelection.
“I’ve told everyone in the White House, from the chief of staff to the first lady,” Mr Newsom told Politico of his signaling to the current administration.
David Taintor26 November 2022 13:56
Trump-backed Arizona candidate still won’t conceded
Arizona’s outgoing Republican Governor Doug Ducey congratulated Democratic Governor-elect Katie Hobbs on her victory despite the fact that Republican nominee Kari Lake refused to concede.
Mr. Ducey, chairman of the Republican Governors Association, had endorsed Ms Lake’s opponent Karrin Taylor Robson in the gubernatorial primary, before later endorsing Ms Lake in the general election.
But he congratulated Ms Hobbs, the current secretary of the state, on her victory.
“All of us have waited patiently for the democratic process to play out,” he said. “The people of Arizona have spoken, their votes have been counted and we respect their decision.”
Eric Garcia has the details.
Josh Marcus26 November 2022 13:00
The most direct criminal lawsuit yet against Donald Trump
Author E Jean Carroll has filed a new lawsuit accusing Donald Trump of raping her in the late 1990s, availing herself of a new state law that allows sexual abuse survivors the chance to file a claim after the statute of limitations has expired.
Ms Carroll is already suing Mr Trump for defamation over his previous claims that she is lying about her allegation, but her new case points to subsequent accusations he leveled more recently in social media posts calling her a “con job”.
The former president has long denied all the allegations against him, and has fought for years to stop Ms Carroll’s case being heard in court.
Ms Carroll claims Mr Trump raped her when the two met in Bergdorf Goodman on Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue, where she alleges he pushed her against a wall, pulled her tights down and forced himself on her.
Andrew Naughty reporting.
Josh Marcus26 November 2022 12:00