Kim Kardashian: Donald Trump vote may happen
UPDATED: Kardashian says she's voting for Hillary Clinton
UPDATED: In a post on her website Saturday, Kim Kardashian clarified that she’ll vote for Hillary Clinton in the presidential election on Nov. 8. “I stand with Hillary. I’m with her. I believe Hillary will best represent our country and is the most qualified for the job,” she wrote.
EARLIER:In the past, Kim Kardashian has been pretty vocal about her support for Hillary Clinton. But in a recent interview with Wonderland Magazine, the reality star apparently revealed she’s now “on the fence” about her presidential pick, thanks to a few conversations she’s had with Caitlyn Jenner.
“At first I thought, ‘Oh my god, I’m so Hillary [Clinton],’ but I had a long political call with Caitlyn last night about why she’s voting Trump. I’m on the fence,” she purportedly said in an excerpt posted by The Evening Standard.
After the comment went viral, a representative for Wonderland denied the Kardashian quotes appear in the published issue, or online; according to The Huffington Post, however, the quotes are legitimate. Kardashian’s Trump statement also still appears on the Evening Standard website.
An email to the Evening Standard was not immediately returned; the author of the Wonderland story, Eve Barlow, directed inquiries to Wonderland and representatives for Kardashian. Reps for Kardashian were not immediately available for comment.
Jenner has been outspoken about her politics, and on her now cancelled docu-series I Am Cait, professed support for Trump. “[H]e would be very good for women’s issues,” she said, adding that Clinton was a “political hack.”
As for Kardashian, she came out in support of Clinton after posting a selfie with the Democratic nominee for president last year.
While the interview with Wonderland does not include the specific quotes about Trump, there is a mention of Trump’s wife, Melania. Speaking about a potential presidential run by Kanye West, Kardashian’s husband, the reality television star said, “Look at all the awful things they’re doing to Melania [Trump], putting up the naked photos [of her]… I’ll say to Kanye: ‘Babe, you know the kind of photos they’d put up of me!’ Haha.”
As for what party West would run under, Kardashian didn’t say specifically. “I don’t wanna put words in his mouth, but I’m pretty sure the Democrats. Maybe independent? I don’t know how serious he is about it. We’ll see…”
At last year’s MTV Video Music Awards, West said he would run for president in 2020. In an interview with Vanity Fair last year, West said he was “definitely” thinking about running for the country’s highest office. “When I run for president, I’d prefer not to run against someone,” he added at the time. “I would be like ‘I want to work with you.’ As soon as I heard [Ben] Carson speak, I tried for three weeks to get on the phone with him. I was like this is the most brilliant guy. And I think all the people running right now have something that each of the others needs. But the idea of this separation and this gladiator battle takes away from the main focus that the world needs help and the world needs all the people in a position of power or influence to come together.”
Check out the rest of Kardashian’s interview here.