Trump puts his ego before everything

Trump was impressed with Nick Fuentes because he praised the former president at the dinner at Mar-a-Lago. Getty Images

“Why wouldn’t I agree to meet?” Donald Trump said of his dinner with Kanye West. 

Perhaps because Ye has been spewing anti-Semitic conspiracy theories and said he was going to go “death con 3 on JEWISH PEOPLE”?

Maybe because he accosted Adidas officials with pornography and intimate pictures of his ex-wife Kim Kardashian?

Or, most importantly, if Trump truly cares about the people of Israel, and his own daughter and son-in-law, the question should be “why should I?” rather than “why shouldn’t I?”

But no. Ye said some nice things about him on TV — the No. 1 thing Trump looks for in a dinner companion — so none of the other facts mattered.

Trump also was impressed with Nick Fuentes, because he praised the former president at the dinner. That Fuentes is a white nationalist Holocaust denier — well that never came up, Trump says. Not “I denounce what he stands for.” It’s “Kanye brought a guest I didn’t know.”

Trump puts his ego before everything

Nick Fuentes had dinner with Donald Trump and Kayne West at Trump’s Mar-A-Lago residence in Florida.

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Trump puts his ego before everything

“Kanye brought a guest I didn’t know,” said Trump after the dinner.

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Trump puts his ego before everything

The rapper brought Fuentes with him to Trump’s home without Trump knowing.

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Having driven away every capable aide through paranoia or his bitter fixation on losing the 2020 election, this is now the company Trump keeps. The Groypers, the Proud Boys — Trump won’t denounce any of them. They like him, so how bad can they be? And so — again — Trump puts his own ego before common sense, before tolerance, before judgment, before country.

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