Ye Tells Tucker That Kushner Negotiated Deals in the Middle East to Make Money

During an interview with Tucker Carlson, the rapper and fashion designer Ye (formerly known as Kanye West) said that Jared Kushner negotiated deals in the Middle East in order to make himself money.

  • During the Trump years, Kushner negotiated a $110 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia and the Abraham Accords, which arguably normalized relations between Israel and other Middle East countries.
  • Kushner accepted $2 billion for his investment firm from the Saudi Public Investment Fund, controlled by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

The House Oversight and Reform Committee announced a probe into the matter in June, noting how Kushner incorporated the firm in January 2021 shortly after Trump exited the White House and secured the Saudi investment six months later.

The Hill

“These guys might have been really been holding Trump back and being very much a handler right then,” Ye said of Kushner and his brother.

In August 2020, Ye and Jared were buddies who spoke frequently after Ye declared he was running for President. Ye said the two spoke “almost daily.” See more at Forbes.

The Kushner venture capital firm has invested in Ye’s ex-wife’s clothing line, Skims, and it seems Ye is not pleased about it.

And while Ye doesn’t seem to hold Jared close these days, he does have an affinity for Jared’s wife Ivanka, noting on Instagram that “IVANKA IS FIRE.”

The Hill, Daily Beast