Tim Pool’s Lighthearted Defense Of Jews Causes Kanye West To Leave The Interview: It took around 20 minutes for Kanye West to sit down for his first prolonged interview since his encounter with former President Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago last week. When the host only mildly rebutted the artist now known as Ye’s meandering, paranoid, and largely unchallenged antisemitic diatribe that opened the show, Ye walked out of the interview with the reactionary social media performer Tim Pool.
During that 20-minute period, West delivered a long, irate commentary in which he railed against a number of people he felt had wronged him, including Jamie Dimon, Adidas, the Gap, his former trainer, as well as what Ye believed to be a Canadian deep-state agent; and, of course, the fictitious Jewish cabal in charge of both banking and media.
Ye is also convinced that the Adidas designer was a CIA plant and somehow a “Zionist “It was like American History X, where my head was on the side of the curb and the identical people that I called out stomp my head,” said Ye.
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In addition, the rapper seemed to support Brooklyn Nets player Kyrie Irving, who had also uploaded anti-Semitic content and had spoken about the real “bloodlines” of Black people. Ye concluded his antisemitic talking point about Jews being puppet masters by saying, “Rahm Emanuel was right next to Obama, and then Jared Kushner was right next to Trump.”
Pool said to Ye after a tiny lull in his nearly tirade, “I think they’ve been incredibly harsh to you.” Ye inquired as to who Pool meant by “them,” and Pool responded, “The corporate press.” Ye wasn’t content with that. But who are “they,” he asked in response.
Nick Fuentes, a white nationalist and Holocaust denier who had assumed an unclear role in Ye’s mainly hypothetical 2024 presidential campaign, interjected as Pool sputtered. Nick Fuentes was one of the evening’s other visitors. However, isn’t that them? Fuentes added, once more mentioning Jews.
A good way not to accidentally dine with a vile racist and anti-Semite you don’t know is not to dine with a vile racist and anti-Semite you do know.
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) November 27, 2022
Evidently, Ye believed it to be a bridge too far because Pool refused to engage in one of the most antisemitic stereotypes still in use today. West got up from his chair and silently left the studio before Pool could finish his edge-of-the-seat remark.
Fuentes also left, followed by the third guest of the evening, Milo Yiannopoulos, a far-right troll and former Breitbart tech editor who was expelled from the conservative movement in 2016 for his seeming laziness toward relationships between adult men and kids.
Like Fuentes, Yiannopoulos contributed in some way to Ye’s campaign group. He had lavished praise on Fuentes earlier in the program, describing the pro-Hitler pundit as the “most amazing, intelligent political commentator of his generation.” Fuentes is a proponent of the “Stop the Steal” movement and marched in Charlottesville.
Yiannopolous has at times claimed to be of Jewish descent, but this self-identification has apparently been abandoned as he has moved further away from the conservative media establishment. He has also ceased to claim to have overcome his homosexuality and to have made threats to harm the dog of another far-right figure.
Kanye West walks off Tim Pool’s live podcast show 😳‼️
— RapTV (@Rap) November 29, 2022
The Daily Beast contacted Yiannopoulos for comment, but he did not immediately answer. The group did offer some fresh information in between Ye’s ramble. Originally set for October, the dinner with Trump was postponed after the latter announced his own bid for president in 2024.
In the same time frame, Ye made a number of odd public appearances and started to express his antisemitism more overtly. He tweeted that he would “go death con 3” on “JEWISH PEOPLE” and blamed his problems on “Jewish media” and “Jewish Zionists.” He also suggested—though it wasn’t included in the final product—that made-up kids were living in his house during an interview with Tucker Carlson.
West didn’t indicate whether such occurrences prompted Trump to postpone their meeting. Because “He was rolling with me,” as Ye put it, he brought Fuentes along. “Nick struck me as impressive. I then said, “Come to the meal.” In support of Fuentes attending the meal was Yiannopoulos as well. He claimed that “he’s been handled just about as harshly as anybody.” So, in my opinion, he also deserved to be present.
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“As a Black man in America, there is no room for bigotry or hate speech.” pic.twitter.com/uoKsJhG7Fb
— RapTV (@Rap) November 28, 2022
As The Daily Beast previously revealed, Pool rose to prominence in conservative media by enlisting like-minded characters from the extreme right and sanitizing their views in front of millions of people. The hard-right Groyper movement, which Fuentes purportedly leads, was represented by a pundit on Pool as recently as last week.
He never brought up his guest’s earlier strong statements during their talk, and at times he even seemed to agree with him. On YouTube on Monday night, some of Pool’s viewers expressed their own antisemitic views.
Pool sought to find common ground while pushing back more on Monday than he usually does—and after Ye and his campaign workers stormed out in a rage, Pool did strongly reject antisemitism on live. He pointed to Fuentes and said, “Nick, they call you a white supremacist. However, “you’re here working for or with one of the most powerful Black guys,” (The Daily Beast’s request for response from Pool was not immediately answered.)
In response to Pool’s previous Monday tweet regarding Ye, Yiannopoulos, and Fuentes’ visit, some of Pool’s “decent conservative friends,” as he called it, apparently got in touch with him and advised him against giving unreconstructed bigots a platform this size. Tim, leave these people off. They are evil people. Pool asserted that he was told.
However, in Pool’s opinion, the show succeeded in its goal, in part because the three declined to participate in a protracted discussion and elaborate on their ideologies throughout the two-hour broadcast. Insisting that everyone should invite them, Pool said. “I believe that what just happened is the worst possible thing for their views.”