Late-Night Comics Shred Kanye West for Pro-Trump Tweets

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Kanye West is no one's idea of a rock-ribbed conservative.

In fact, it's hard to pinpoint what ideology the rap maestro is at any given moment. He famously said President George W. Bush doesn't care about black people post-Katrina, a rant that aged badly given the former president's sizable history of steering aid to Africa.

Still, he wasn't among the celebrity minions throwing their support around failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton during the 2016 campaign.

The musician's one throughline? It's all about Kanye. Can anyone forget him jumping on stage as Taylor Swift attempted to pick up her VMA awards way back in 2009? His ego could apply for statehood.

So when West came out with a series of tweets supporting both rising conservative star Candace Owens and President Donald Trump, the reaction from the Left was instant.

Furious hardly describes it. Celebrities "un-followed" West. Fellow stars, like John Legend, gasped at his friend's actions. So how would Team Late Night react?

Call it another dog bites man angle.

Let's start with Stephen Colbert. The "Late Show" host despises all things Trump, so naturally, the comic couldn't wait to pounce on West for siding with the president in any fashion. Even West's support for "independent thought" caught in Colbert's throat.