Kim Kardashian and Kanye West may not be politicians, but their names have been brought up a lot in terms of Donald Trump lately.
We had Kanye West who professed his love for Donald Trump on Twitter a few months ago–also coming out wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat. He also said he “supported” Donald Trump’s determination and the fact that he actually won. Then, we had Kim Kardashian actually meet with Donald Trump at the White House. Her decision stemmed from her advocacy of pardoning Alice Marie Johnson, a grandmother who had been sent to prison without parole for a first offense non-violent drug charge. After Donald Trump signed off to pardon Johnson, Kim Kardashian received a lot of press inquiries that were no longer just E! News. In fact, big news outlets were asking for interviews with the reality TV star to discuss her new “political agenda.”
In an interview with CNN’s Van Jones, Kardashian was grilled on the ways that Donald Trump used both Kim and her husband, Kanye, as “pawns” in his political game. Jones accused Kardashian of giving Trump “legitimacy,” and claiming that she was “used” by him to gain a type of supporter–that he may even use her in campaign videos. After a long pause–Kardashian finally responded…by throwing her husband under the bus completely.
Kardashian’s response to Jones’ implication that she had given Trump any legitimacy was that:
“I think Kanye’s already given him legitimacy, you know, in that way…”
— Cersei (@CrazyClarine) June 8, 2018
People on Twitter were quick to call Kim out for throwing her husband under the bus–claiming she’s someone who always preaches “riding for her man,” but completely outed him in a televised interview.
The Kardashians getting on the bus Kim threw Kanye under ??? pic.twitter.com/u4UjZzXsLb
— Donovan V. Hall (@Self_made_Van) June 8, 2018
Kim: “That’s why Kanye loves him(Trump).” pic.twitter.com/l0WRn5FX5R
— Blackonbothsides (@Biographer1986) June 16, 2018