NEW YORK (VINnews) — In a scathing tweet, David Friedman, President Trump’s ambassador to Israel and an orthodox Jew, condemned Trump over his meeting with antisemites Kanye West and Nick Fuentes.
Friedman referred to Kanye as an “antisemite” and “bum”, and called Fuentes “human scum”.
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.
— David M Friedman (@DavidM_Friedman) November 25, 2022
He tweeted, “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.”
He added, “I condemned Barak [sic] Obama associating with Louis Farrakhan and Jeremiah Wright. This is no different. Antisemites deserve no quarter among American leaders, right or left.”
Other prominent Republican Jews have spoke out against Trump as well.
Matt Brooks, executive director of the Republican Jewish Coalition, told the Washington Post: “We strongly condemn the virulent antisemitism of Kanye West and Nick Fuentes and call on all political leaders to reject their messages of hate and refuse to meet with them.”
Trump has admitted he met Fuentes – who is vocal about his extreme racist and anti-semitic views on his podcast – during a dinner with Kanye West. Trump said he did not know Fuentes was going to be there and had no idea who he was. “[Ye] unexpectedly showed up with three of his friends, whom I knew nothing about,” Trump said.
In a video posted on social media, Kanye said that Trump was “really impressed” by Fuentes.
In addition, an advisor who attended said that Trump was impressed by Fuentes. “He was impressed with Nick and his knowledge of Trump World. Nick knew people and figures and speeches and rallies and what surrounded the Trump culture, particularly when it came to the base,” Karen Giorno, a former Trump senior adviser, told the Washington Post.