Media celebrity Kim Kardashian shocked her fans over the weekend when she revealed she was “on the fence” about whom to support for the presidential election of 2016, after a conversation with her step-father Caitlyn Jenner. Jenner is a Republican and is supporting Trump.
But she quickly recanted statements about her uncertainty.
“I stand with Hillary. I’m with her,” she wrote in a post on her app. “I believe Hillary will best represent our country and is the most qualified for the job. This year, I’m not just voting for myself, but also for my children, and I took that into careful consideration when I made my decision.”
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) September 25, 2016
“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,” she wrote. “But I also thought about how not voting would mean that I wasn’t making my voice heard, so I decided to talk to my closest friends and family who I love and trust, to have an open conversation about politics.”
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) August 7, 2015
And what are the most important issues to Kardashian?
“I had a long conversation with Caitlyn, who has always been open about her political views, and she encouraged me to do my research before making my decision and then vote for the candidate whose policies aligned with the things that matter most to me,” Kardashian wrote. “And so that’s what I did. I thought about the things that are so important to me that they outweigh everything else, such as gun control and protecting women’s rights to safe and legal abortion.”
Do you think she chose the right candidate?