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Eric Schmitt promotes Kanye West after antisemitic comments, then deletes amid backlash

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt drew controversy late Tuesday night after he posted a tweet supporting the controversial rapper Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, and then deleted it. “America needs a @kanyewest @KidRock tour,” Schmitt wrote on Twitter at 8:03 p.m. Tuesday. “Let’s go!” Schmitt, the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in Missouri, wrote the tweet three days after Ye had written an antisemitic Twitter post where he called for “death con 3” on Jewish people, a reference to DEFCON, a defense preparation system used by the military.

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