"You don't have to agree with Trump, but the mob can't make me not love him," Kanye tweeted. "We are both dragon energy. He is my brother. I love everyone. I don't agree with everything anyone does. That's what makes us individuals. And we have the right to independent thought." After getting a call from Kim Kardashian, he added, "My wife just called me and she wanted me to make this clear to everyone. I don't agree with everything Trump does. I don't agree 100% with anyone but myself."
The tweets continued, including one where the rapper was seen wearing one of Trump's infamous red hats. That was enough to make him the subject of a few brutal burns all over television -- here's how the hosts all went in.
'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert'
Referencing Kanye's tweet of his MAGA hat and 30 fire emojis, Stephen Colbert joked, "That is how many times I would set that hat on fire."
"I think Kanye is lobbying for a job as Trump's new communications director. He could just change his name to Kellyanne Kanye," he continued. "The height of Trump praise has gotta be when he tweeted, 'You don't have to agree with Trump but the mob can't make me not love him. We are both dragon energy. He is my brother. I love everyone. I don't agree with everything anyone does. That's what makes us individuals. And we have the right to independent thought.'"
"Yes, we have the right to independent thought and I independently think that Kanye has lost his mind," Colbert said. "You know what? Donald Trump is your brother, it is true, and I am your brother too. Brother to brother, I just want to say, put the phone down. You could have stopped at 10am this morning with, 'I'm nice at ping pong.'"
He said the situation got even "stupider" when Trump re-tweeted Kanye saying, "Thank you Kanye, very cool!"
"Trump actually responded to Kanye, I assume because an alarm went off in the White House that someone on Twitter was being even crazier than him," he said. "Look for their new album, 'Yeezy & Sleazy.'" He then congratulated Trump for getting the endorsement of someone who also believes Bill Cosby is innocent.
The video for this one isn't available online, but Jimmy Kimmel said Trump and Kanye are "becoming quite a duo" on social media.
"The president was so moved by Kanye's words, he baby-thumbed this very gracious response: 'Thank you Kanye, very cool.' Very cool, indeed. The coolest, really," said Kimmel. "So now Donald Trump has two black friends. I hope Ben Carson doesn't get jealous."
He then joked about Kanye's hat, which he said was "either signed by Trump or an EKG, I'm not sure," and added, "And just like that, Kanye West became our new Secretary of State. America really is great again."
Trevor Noah kicked off his show with some "breaking news from the Sunken Place," referring to "Get Out."
"I don't care how long I wait, that will never soak in," he said of Kanye's Trump support. "I don't know what happened here, I think Kanye West just realized he's too rich to not be Republican. You know that this is going to confuse people on Fox News because they'll be like, 'Why don't these celebrity rap thugs stay out of politics and... Sorry, I mean, this guy understands the American people. He understands all of them.'"
"You know what's crazy is Kanye is the same guy who said George Bush hates black people ... but he's the same guy who loves Trump?" the puzzled late-night comedian asked. "When George Bush sees this on Twitter he's going to be like, 'What the f-ck?! I know I was a bad president, but this guy's friends with Nazis!'"
Jimmy Fallon was quick with his West jokes during his opening monologue.
"This is crazy, today Kanye West tweeted that he and Trump are 'brothers' and are both 'dragon energy.' Trump responded saying, 'Very cool,'" he explained. "In a related story, Trump just made Kanye the new Secretary of Dragon Energy, which is amazing, I didn't even know that was a job."
He then referred to West parting ways with manager Scooter Braun. "I saw that Kanye fired his manager this week and tweeted, 'I can't be managed.' Then Kim was like, stop tweeting and come in here and he was like, 'Yes, dear,'" he joked.