Kim Kardashian’s status as a celebrity means her political views matter to the American people in the court of public opinion. The Internet was buzzing with questions about who Kardashian would be supporting in the epic contest between Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. Word had spread that Kardashian, who was a Clinton loyalist, had jumped ship to support Trump. However, she is now setting the record straight.
The confusion began after Kardashian gave an interview to Wonderland magazine where she expressed doubts about supporting Clinton. She said, “At first I thought, ‘Oh my God, I’m so Hillary,’ but I had a long political call with Caitlyn last night about why she’s voting Trump. I’m on the fence.”
After the Internet exploded with questions Kardashian stepped forward to clarify her position so that there would not be any questions about who she will be voting for in November. She said of her previous statements about Clinton, “There was a point when I wasn’t 100% sure I was even going to vote in this election; I didn’t want to vote blindly.” Choosing to be informed is what all voters should strive to do, and Kardashian cannot be faulted for taking her time. She later wrote, “I found that without a doubt, I stand with Hillary. I’m with her. I believe Hillary will best represent our country and is the most qualified for the job.”
Kardashian’s endorsement of Clinton is the latest in a long line of Hollywood celebrities who have endorses Clinton. There has not yet been a comment from Clinton’s campaign regarding their thoughts about Kardashian’s praise of Clinton.