Far-right troll Milo Yiannopoulos was fired from Kanye West’s 2024 presidential campaign, according to The Daily Beast.
Yiannopoulos, who served in a campaign manager-style role for the rapper, was ousted after West made a series of antisemitic comments in interviews with InfoWars’ Alex Jones and podcaster Tim Pool.
After Yiannopoulos was hired, West also added white nationalist Nick Fuentes and racist YouTuber “Sneako” to his team.
Fuentes and far-right activist Ali Alexander joined West during his appearance on Jones’ show but Yiannopoulos was absent.
Yiannopoulos previously claimed credit for setting up a dinner with West, Fuentes, and former President Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago, which he said was intended to make Trump’s life “miserable.”
Yiannopoulos told The Daily Beast that the decision was mutual.
“Ye and I have come to the mutual conclusion that I should step away from his political team,” he said. “I will continue to pray for Ye and all his endeavors.”
Far-right media outlets alleged that Yiannopoulos was ousted after trying to “move against” Fuentes, which he denied.
“Any suggestion that I tried to get anyone fired is false—especially not people I brought in myself, who owe me their gratitude, loyalty, and respect,” Yiannopoulos told The Daily Beast.
“I’m not in the least bit drawn in by perks and private jets,” he added. “Maybe the others are.”
Far-right influencers have been grappling over influence inside West’s circle.
“It’s like Game of Thrones, and every day is the Red Wedding,” a conservative media source told The Daily Beast.
Yiannopoulos’ ouster came amid infighting.
Far-right influencer Laura Loomer, who is feuding with Milo, leaked direct messages that purport to show Yiannopoulos insisted that West is gay.