Kim : I Had To ‘Educate’ Kanye On Politics After He Supported Trump
You can thank Kim Kardashian for the political clarity that Kanye West has recently experienced! Watch the ‘KUWTK’ star explain how her husband’s beliefs have been ‘really misconstrued.’
Kim Kardashian, 38, deserves an A+ for her teaching skills. Her husband Kanye West, 41, seemed to put his MAGA hat-wearing days behind him after tweeting on Oct. 30 that he’s “been used to spread messages that [he doesn’t] believe in” and that his “eyes are now wide open,” and it looks like Kim may have been the eye-opener.
The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star attended the Criminal Justice Reform Summit in Los Angeles on Nov. 14, an event hosted by HollywoodLife’s sister websites Rolling Stone and Variety. She was there to discuss prison reform, but still commented on other political topics…AKA, Kanye’s beliefs.
“I feel like he’s very misunderstood and the worst communicator. But, when we talk about it, we have very similar politics,”
Kim revealed to CNN commentator Van Jones. Yes, really!
“He’s very not political, actually, he just happens to like Donald Trump’s personality, but doesn’t know about the politics,”
the reality television star continued. Kim took it upon herself to fill in that gap.
“So, I’ve educated him recently,”
“I think it gets really misconstrued. He will always say he was friendly with him before, and he’s the same person and friendly with him now. I could also co-exist with someone and still have different political views. My mom and my step-dad did that. It’s fine to be different and have your own view.”
Watch the rest of Kim and Van’s conversation below!
Amid a string of controversies, which that one slavery comment kick-started in May, Kanye especially took heat for two recent rants. The “I Love It” rapper donned a hat with Trump’s campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again,” and proceeded to launch into a speech advocating for the POTUS, despite being booed, during his Sept. 29 appearance on Saturday Night Live.
He then visited the Oval Office to speak with the president himself on Oct. 11, and his 10-minute conversation/rant was televised for all to attack! Celebrities like Lana Del Rey and T.I. haven’t been afraid to call out the hip hop chart-topper’s support for Trump in lengthy Instagram posts, but he may have faced the worst of the criticism, based on his decision to withdraw from politics. He also confirmed his bipolar disorder diagnosis in his album Ye, which dropped in June, and later admitted he’s “off of medication” to TMZ Live on Oct. 1.
Kim Kardashian says that Kanye West "just happens to like Donald Trump’s personality, but doesn’t know about the politics. So, I’ve educated him recently" #CriminalJusticeSummit https://t.co/jfFDMh9uce pic.twitter.com/Gzjue4dyKj
— Variety (@Variety) November 14, 2018
Kim can’t take all the credit, as Kanye had his own epiphany! The artist announced his break from politics after Conservative commentator Candace Owens claimed that Kanye designed clothes for her Blexit campaign, a movement that urges black Americans to leave the Democratic party.
“I introduced Candace to the person who made the logo and they didn’t want their name on it so she used mine. I never wanted any association with Blexit. I have nothing to do with it,”
he also tweeted on Oct. 30. But Kim still got a shoutout, as her husband tweeted on the same day,
“I would like to thank my family, loved ones, and community for supporting my ACTUAL beliefs and my vision for a better world.”