The roundtable will be attended by Jewish leaders including Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff -the first Jewish person in his position; Deborah Lipstadt, administration special envoy to combat antisemitism; Susan Rice, White House domestic policy advisor; and Keisha Lance Bottoms, Director of public engagement, The Hill reported.
Planning for the event was underway for weeks, but White House aides said that it’s taken on extra significance now following a series of antisemitic comments from the rapper Kanye West, who now goes by Ye, as well as the revelation that former President Donald Trump hosted West along with White nationalist and Holocaust denier Nick Fuentes at a dinner at his Mar-a-Lago estate in late November.
Prior to the dinner, Kanye West went on an antisemitic tirade on conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’ Infowars website.
“Every human being has something of value they brought to the table, especially Hitler,” Ye said while wearing a hooded mask during an interview on the far-right show, according to The Hill.
On Twitter, Ye later posted a picture of a swastika intertwined with a Star of David, a post that led to his account being suspended, again.
Ye generated controversy for weeks with anti-Jewish comments and his promotion of conspiracy theories about politics, music industry and Hollywood´s “Jewish” control.
Following Ye´s statements, Joe Biden condemned Holocaust and European Jewish genocide denialism on Twitter.
“I just want to make a few things clear: the Holocaust happened. Hitler was a demonic figure. And instead of giving him a platform, our political leaders should denounce and reject antisemitism wherever it hides,” Joe Biden live-tweeted.