President Joe Biden known as on “political leaders” to “reject antisemitism wherever it hides” after Kanye West claimed the Holocaust “didn’t occur” and praised notorious German dictator Adolf Hitler in a current look on conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’ Infowars podcast. The Commander-in-Chief took to his Twitter on Friday, Nov. 2 to sentence the hateful rhetoric, writing, “I simply need to make a couple of issues clear: The Holocaust occurred. Hitler was a demonic determine.”
I simply need to make a couple of issues clear:
The Holocaust occurred.
Hitler was a demonic determine.
And as a substitute of giving it a platform, our political leaders needs to be calling out and rejecting antisemitism wherever it hides.
Silence is complicity.
— President Biden (@POTUS) December 2, 2022
Biden additionally appeared to reference Donald Trump’s current dinner with Kanye and Holocaust denier Nick Fuentes. “And as a substitute of giving it a platform, our political leaders needs to be calling out and rejecting antisemitism wherever it hides,” Biden defined, concluding, “Silence is complicity.”
The fiery message got here a day after the “Famous” rapper made his weird look on Jones’ present, the place he stated he’s “not a Nazi,” however exclaimed, “I see good issues about Hitler additionally.” He added, “I really like everybody, and Jewish individuals are not going to inform me, ‘You can love us and you may love what we’re doing to you with the contracts.’”
Wearing a full-face masks in black, Kanye continued to spout antisemitic conspiracy theories and his obvious love for the Third Reich. “Every human being has one thing of worth that they delivered to the desk, particularly Hitler,” he stated, earlier than showing to defend the Nazi chief and his followers. “They did good issues too. We obtained to cease dissing the Nazis on a regular basis I really like Jewish individuals, however I additionally love Nazis.”
Shortly after Kanye’s podcast look, he took to his personal Twitter account and shared a picture of a swastika inside a picture of the Star of David. For the second time in lower than two months, Kanye was then kicked off Twitter, this time by his generally BFF Elon Musk, who lately bought the platform. After a Twitter consumer begged Elon to “repair Kanye,” the CEO billionaire responded, “I attempted my greatest. Despite that, he once more violated our rule towards incitement to violence. Account might be suspended.”
Meanwhile, the evening earlier than sending off his Twitter slam of antisemitism, Biden was capable of take pleasure in his glamorous State Dinner. The occasion was marked as an effort to revitalize U.S. ties with France, as each President Emmanuel Macron and his spouse, First Lady Brigitte Macron, had been in attendance. And the celebration was busting on the seams with glitterati together with John Legend & Chrissy Teigen, Jennifer Garner, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and extra. Check out the pics right here!