Kim Kardashian is many things: Beauty mogul, businesswomen, mother, adult film star, and probably the most famous member of the world’s most managed family.
But it seems Calabasas mansions aren’t satisfying the hunger for more fame, wealth and power anymore – and Kim might just have her sights set on the White House.
The 37-year-old recently told CNN she wouldn’t rule out running for President:
After a pop culture socio-political pow-wow with the 45th President of the United States, and fellow former reality TV star, Donald Trump on may 30, Kim Kardashian has been musing her political prospects.
CNN‘s Van Jones asked if she would run for office in an interview set to air on The Van Jones Show.
To almost no one’s surprise, she threw her hat into 2018’s political three-ringed circus, saying:
Never say never.
When Kim Kardashian Met Donald Trump is the Nora Ephron movie literally no one asked for – and yet, we might be in for a spin-off stranger than fiction.
The formidable pair met to discuss the case of 63-year-old Alice Johnson, a great-grandmother and non-violent first time drug offender, who’s currently serving a life sentence without parole.
Putting her hard-earned fame – part beauty business, part adult entertainment movie and part nepotism – to good use, Kim Kardashian travelled to the White House to ask President Donald Trump to grant Johnson clemency.
Credit where credit is due: Kim was successful and Alice was granted clemency and able to return to her family.
Alice sent the reality star an emotional thank you note which read:
Ms. Kardashian you are literally helping to save my life and restore me to my family. I was drowning and you have thrown me a life jacket and given me hope.
Far be it for anyone to tell another person what they can and can’t aspire to – but all the same, it does seem a worrying state of affairs when the current President can use a public figure as a mouthpiece and PR stunt to distract from the real need for widespread prison reform in America.
It seems Kim, a Democrat, has now got a taste for bi-partisan political do-gooding.
She recently starred in a homage to Jackie Kennedy Onassi, the wife of the 35th President of the United States, John F. Kennedy, and the First Lady of the United States from 1961 until his assassination in 1963.
Was it a foreshadowing?
Her husband, Kanye West, has made no secret of his political ambitions, or his personal support for Trump.
Anyway, it certainly wouldn’t be the first time a reality TV star and businessperson has made it into The White House.
Hey, nepotism got a lot of Presidents to the Oval Office. Stranger things have happened.
Just watch this:
Everyone laughed and joked last time – so it would be remiss not to acknowledge America finds itself in a situation where it’s not totally inconceivable for someone of little political qualification and nouse to rule over the West Wing.
Hypothetically, it would make Kim the first female President, and the first Albanian-American President.
What on earth would the Kampaign look like?
Free lip kits to all on a national beauty plan? Moulded busts of Kim’s body and scented manifestos?
Could we be seeing a new Kim-mander in Chief?
Here’s the full interview:
You can watch the full interview via CNN’s The Van Jones Show, which aired on Saturday at 7pm.
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A former emo kid who talks too much about 8Chan meme culture, the Kardashian Klan, and how her smartphone is probably killing her. Francesca is a Cardiff University Journalism Masters grad who has done words for BBC, ELLE, The Debrief, DAZED, an art magazine you’ve never heard of and a feminist zine which never went to print.