Kim Kardashian is breaking with the general sentiments in Hollywood and has stated that she wants President Donald Trump to succeed, because she wants our country to succeed.
During an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Kardashian discussed the controversy over her successful visit to the White House where she was able to convince the president to grant clemency to Alice Johnson.
“I try to see all sides, especially after this experience [referring to the controversy over her visit to the White House]. There’s obviously a lot that we don’t agree with, but I want him [President Trump] to win,” Kardashian stated. “I want him to succeed, because it’s our country. It’s so crazy that everyone doesn’t want that.”
Her husband, Kanye West, had faced backlash after coming out in support of President Trump, but it didn’t stop his new album from skyrocketing to the top of the charts.
Kardashian also showed class and nuance regarding the debate over children of illegal immigrants being separated from their families at the border.
“It is really complex. It’s heartbreaking. When you see those images, it breaks your heart and I hope that it all gets resolved. You don’t want to see these things,” Kardashian said.
Kardashian also said that she saw a lot of compassion in the White House and that her work to help those who she believes are unjustly imprisoned is just beginning.
“It’s a longer-term mission for me. I never started out thinking I was being political. I just thought I was helping people and I knew that I had the opportunity or the resources, so I used them and, you know, it worked out really well for Alice. I definitely saw a lot of compassion from the White House with her and I really do believe it’s just the beginning,” she explained.
The reality star and businesswoman was also asked if she will ever run for president, but she explained that she does not have political aspirations.
“You know, everyone’s been asking me that and I said in one interview, ‘Never say never.’ And then I was like, ‘Why did I say that?’ I don’t have political aspirations. I really don’t!” Kardashian told THR.