Lady Karma is a devious old broad and she sure socked it to Donald Trump this past week. He fell for his own bull$hit. The master troll got trolled. Kanye West and his new campaign advisors, Nick Fuentes and Yiannopoulos, fresh from the gutter of the far right-wing, decided that it was their duty to get to Trump and let him know how his vaunted base views his 2024 campaign. They may have killed it in the crib. NBC News:
Yiannopoulos, a former Breitbart editor who was banned from Twitter in 2016 for inciting a racist campaign against the comedian Leslie Jones, told NBC News that he was “the architect” of the plan to have Fuentes travel with Ye in the hopes of slipping him into the dinner with Trump. The intent, according to Yiannopoulos, was for Fuentes to give Trump an unvarnished view of how a portion of his base views his candidacy.
Yiannopoulos persuaded a former Trump 2016 campaign adviser from Florida, Karen Giorno, to give Ye a ride to Mar-a-Lago, which she said led her to become an accidental member of Ye’s dinner party. Yiannopoulos said he also wanted Giorno to brief Ye on Trump and politics and, if she went to the dinner, to lend a sense of political gravitas to the discussion. The fourth member of the party was a man Ye later identified as a parent of a student at his private school in California, Donda Academy. (Donda shut down for the year after Ye’s antisemitic remarks.) Yiannopolous said he was unsure of why the man traveled with them.
Yiannopoulos said Fuentes is serving in an advisory capacity to Ye. Giorno is not an official member of the unofficial Ye campaign team but flew to Los Angeles to meet with them this week.
Giorno knows better. The participation of Yiannopoulos and Fuentes in this charade is not the least but surprising but Giorno worked on Trump’s 2016 campaign in Florida. She knows better. She also may resent the fact that Trump replaced her with Susie Wiles. As Fuentes remarks later, a lot of chickens may have come home to roost at Mar-a-Lago last week.
“I wanted to show Trump the kind of talent that he’s missing out on by allowing his terrible handlers to dictate who he can and can’t hang out with,” Yiannopoulos told NBC News.
“I also wanted to send a message to Trump that he has systematically repeatedly neglected, ignored, abusedthe people who love him the most, the people who put him in office, and that kind of behavior comes back to bite you in the end,” he added.
And, Yiannopoulos said, he arranged the dinner “just to make Trump’s life miserable” because news of the dinner would leak and Trump would mishandle it.
Fuentes echoed the sentiment: “I hate to say it but the chickens are coming home to roost. You know, this is the frustration with his base and with his true loyalists.”
Trump fumed afterward that Ye had betrayed him by ambushing him. “He tried to f— me. He’s crazy. He can’t beat me,” Trump said, according to one confidant, who then relayed the conversation to NBC News on the condition of anonymity to discuss private conversations.
“Trump was totally blindsided,” the source said of Fuentes’ presence. “It was a setup.”
Too bad Roger Stone wasn’t present at dinner. It would have been perfect, the handing off of the baton from one generation of Dirty Trickster to the next. And this generation is considerably more down and dirty than in Stone’s day.
Any chance Fuentes and Yiannopoulos will have Trump’s face tatooed on their backs, as a momento to carry through life?
Security at Mar-a-Lago must be non-existent. The Secret Service is demurring responsibility, saying that “Mar-a-Lago is a private club,” and putting the blame there. And it does make more sense that Trump’s own staff has responsibility to screen guests. The Secret Service is there to guard his miserable body.
“Given Milo’s multiyear, anti-Trump posts since 2020 and his self-proclaimed desire to get a vengeance on President Donald Trump, Karen Giorno cannot in good faith say that she didn’t know what Milo was planning to do … Karen and Milo set Trump up to make him look bad,” said Laura Loomer, a Trump loyalist who ran for Congress in Florida in 2020 and hired Giorno who then met and hired Yiannopoulos to work for Loomer.
How is it possible that somebody like this ended up in Trump’s home, at the same table with him, at dinner? Trump’s staff is utterly worthless — and I daresay that they are hearing that very thing right now, as they duck the ketchup bottles.