Kanye West’s return to Twitter this week included philosophical musings, a signed MAGA hat, new album release dates, and claims that he’s “nice” at ping pong — and that was all within 24 hours.
West yelling from Twitter’s rooftop is nothing new, especially ahead of dropping new music, but what’s different this time is the attention he’s getting from right-wing and far-right commentators after he posted this tweet:
With this endorsement of conservative commentator Candace Owens, right-wing media outlets like Fox News took to praising the free-thinking West for what they see as challenging liberals.
The conservative love kicked into overdrive when Trump got involved, retweeting West twice:
By posting 81 tweets in a single day, West’s already acting like the presidential candidate many think he’s going to be in 2024. At time of publishing, West continues to tweet.
This segment originally aired April 26, 2018, on VICE News Tonight on HBO.