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‘The View’ host Sunny Hostin calls Kanye West a ‘white supremacist’ and says mental health issues are no excuse

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“I mean, he has mental issues or not, he shows anti-Semitic behavior, bigotry, racism,” Sunny Hostin said

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK: “The View” co-host Sunny Hostin called rapper Kanye “Ye” West a “white supremacist” during the show’s “Hot Topics” segment on Monday, Nov. 28. Hostin condemned former President Donald Trump’s recent dinner with Kanye West and Nick Fuentes, which drew widespread criticism. West was recently spotted in Mar-a-Lago with self-confessed white nationalist and Holocaust denier Fuentes, leader of the so-called Groyper Army.

The troubled rapper has come under fire online for donning a White Lives Matter shirt and making a spate of anti-Semitic comments. As a result, a number of well-known companies have divested from Yeezy’s ownership, including Balenciaga, Adidas, Gap, Foot Locker, and JP Morgan Chase. In addition, Ye’s wax model was removed from the museum floor by Madame Tussauds London, according to the New York Post.

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“I think the problem with that is when you give white supremacists that kind of access — which these two are doing [West and Fuentes] are at this point because Kanye is also wearing things that say ‘White Lives Matter,'” Hostin said. She continued: “I mean, he has mental issues or not, he shows anti-Semitic behavior, bigotry, racism and Nick Fuentes too. So I don’t think there’s an excuse for that.”

Trump has sought to blame West for Fuentes attending the dinner, claiming the rapper unexpectedly brought him over and Trump himself was unaware of Fuentes prior to their Nov. 26 meeting. The women at the table, however, have pointed out the flaws in this reasoning. “He has Secret Service protection at all times because he’s a former President of the United States,” Hostin explained. “So it’s impossible that anyone came to Mar-a-Lago to have dinner with the former, twice impeached and disgraced President and didn’t know who they were. So this is a lie.”

Hostin added that even if Trump didn’t know exactly who Fuentes was, he would have known who Ye was at that moment and suggested that the rapper himself should be given a similar designation. “I think the problem with that is when you give white supremacists that kind of access — which these two are at this point, because Kanye also wears things that say ‘White Lives Matter.’ I mean, he has mental issues or not, he shows anti-Semitic behavior, bigotry, racism, and so does Nick Fuentes. So I don’t think there’s an excuse for that,” The Wrap said.

Hostin’s co-hosts appeared to agree with her statement, with Sara Haines echoing criticism made on Twitter by conservative radio host Ben Shapiro, criticizing Trump’s actions. Haines retweeted his tweet: “A good way to avoid accidentally dining with a vile racist and anti-Semite you don’t know is to not dine with a vile racist and anti-Semite you know.”

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