By COLlive reporter
One friend too many…
Former US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman took the usual step of criticizing his former boss Donald Trump for hosting dinner with 2 outspoken antisemitic personalities at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida.
Over the weekend, the former president hosted a private dinner for the influential rapper and record producer Kanye West, political commentator Nick Fuentes and far-right activist Milo Yiannopoulos.
West has recently expressed antisemitic views, while Fuentes is known for his anti-Jewish comments and denying the Holocaust, in which over 6 million Jews were murdered by the Nazis and their allies.
Friedman, who worked as Trump’s attorney before being appointed as his diplomat, tweeted:
“To my friend Donald Trump, you are better than this. Even a social visit from an antisemite like Kanye West and human scum like Nick Fuentes is unacceptable.
“I urge you to throw those bums out, disavow them and relegate them to the dustbin of history where they belong.
“I condemned Barak Obama associating with Louis Farrakhan and Jeremiah Wright. This is no different. Antisemites deserve no quarter among American leaders, right or left.”
VIDEO: Former Israeli ambassador Daniel Shek speaks to i24News
Trump, who isn’t active on Twitter, responded on his Truth Social media network:
“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. I told him don’t run for office, a total waste of time, can’t win. Fake News went CRAZY!”
West, who has bipolar disorder, said in a video that he offered Trump to be his running mate and vice president. He added, “Trump is really impressed with Nick Fuentes.”
Trump recently announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for president in 2024. A new poll by Emerson College shows him with 55% support among primary voters versus Florida Governor Ron DeSantis with 25%.
In September, Friedman met with DeSantis and expressed “my unqualified support for his candidacy” for his reelection as governor. DeSantis still hasn’t announced his run for president.
VIDEO: Trump under fire for the meeting