“You don’t have to agree with trump but the mob can’t make me not love him,” West tweeted, among many other pro-Trump messages which also included that the president was “his brother” and they are both “dragon energy.” The rapper previously made a pilgrimage to Trump Tower in December 2016.
On the Late Show, host Stephen Colbert showed an image of Kanye’s tweeted picture of a Trump-signed “Make America Great Again” hat captioned with multiple fire emojis and commented, “That’s fitting, because that’s how many times I’d set that hat on fire.”
The CBS host went on say that the rapper was “lobbying” for a job as Trump’s communications director. “He can just change his name to Kellyanne Kanye,” Colbert quipped.
Noting Kanye’s comments that Trump is “his brother,” Colbert said, “I’m your brother, too, and, I just want to say, brother to brother, put the phone down.”
— The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) April 26, 2018
Over on the Daily Show, Trevor Noah was confused, but posited a reasoning behind West’s tweets. “I don’t even know what happened here. I think Kanye West realized he’s too rich to not be Republican,” Noah said.
Noah then referenced West’s infamous comments about then-president George W. Bush in 2005: “You know what’s crazy is that George Bush hates black people…but he’s the same guy who loves Trump? When George Bush sees this on Twitter he’s going to be like, ‘What the f—? I know I was a bad president, but this guy’s friends with Nazis.”
Tonight at 11/10c, Kanye doubles down on his support for Donald Trump. pic.twitter.com/kbfpGm3ZlE
— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) April 26, 2018
On TBS, host Conan O’Brien noted, “Kanye called Trump, ‘my brother,’ and Trump called Kanye, my one black supporter.'”
This article originally appeared in THR.com.