Kanye West arrives at Trump Tower, December 13, 2016 in New York City. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

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How Kanye West Became a Conservative Hero

The rapper tweeted a conservative Scott Adams rant, earning the praise of Alex Jones.

Kanye West returned to Twitter earlier this month and promptly raised eyebrows by sharing posts from prominent conservative online supports of President Donald Trump. On Monday, he tweeted a conservative Scott Adams post, which earned the praise of Alex Jones. All this despite the Grammy-winning rapper once famously declared that former President George W. Bush “doesn’t care about black people.”

On Saturday, West tweeted his support for right-wing activist Candace Owens, who routinely deploys inflammatory rhetoric, according to The Daily Beast. Hours before West’s praise, Owens said that black people need to stop thinking about slavery, and that its “embarrassing” when black people invoke Jim Crow laws to discuss racial inequality.

Owens thanked West profusely online and during Fox & Friends, a show which has a long history of railing against rap music. Then, on Monday, West shared links from Scott Adams, the ardently pro-Trump creator of the cartoon Dilbert. Adams recently wrote a book about the 2016 election. Politico dubbed it the “worst explanation for why Trump won.”

Alex Jones, a far-right conspiracy theorist who famously declared the Sandy Hook massacre a hoax, tweeted praise at the rapper.

Three years ago, Jones shared an article that argued West was a “microcosm of America’s degeneration.” Meanwhile, in the wake of a liberal backlash to West’s tweets, former Fox News star Bill O’Reilly—who The Daily Beast reports once likened West to a “disease”—came to the rapper’s defense, tweeting that the rapper “finds himself under attack by the American Stalinists.”

Breitbart and The Daily Caller also praised West’s tweets. However, West’s politics are increasingly inconsistent. For example, he attended the recent March For Our Lives rally, a movement that has been widely criticized by the right, and he called actor Donald Glover a “free thinker.” Glover has been incredibly critical of Trump.

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