In November, former President Donald Trump dined with Ye Ye, the artist formerly known as Kanye West, who was accused of anti-Semitic comments at the time.
In early December, Ye falsely claimed that Nazi leader Adolf Hitler “did not kill six million Jews” and that the Holocaust never happened.
A few days later, a Trump video was circulating online. “Kanye has some things people don’t agree with these days, but I can’t be mad at the guy who made ‘Graduation,'” Trump said, referring to Ye’s 2007 album. There seems to be
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The video shows the text of the obvious comment on Trump’s face, but if you look closely, the audio is out of sync with his lip movements.
The original footage of Trump is from a 2017 NBC News interview with anchor Lester Holt. You were not mentioned during that interview.
Trump’s footage was previously combined with fake audio in a TikTok video. And following Yeh’s controversy, the apology “but he did ‘graduate'” has gained attention, with fans discussing separating the artist from his art.
However, no evidence was found that Trump said this.
We appreciate the claim that this is genuine footage of Trump defending Ye Forsu.