After Kanye West's presidential announcement, Americans are threatening to leave the US if Kim Kardashian becomes First Lady

Louis Staples
Sunday 05 July 2020 14:30
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First Ladies are among the most admired women in America.

In fact, in 2018 Michelle Obama was voted the most admired woman in America, ending Hillary Clinton’s seventeen-year winning streak in the same poll.

But it’s certainly true that Clinton and the current First Lady Melania Trump are also very polarising (who remembers the “I really don’t care” jacket?...)

And when it comes to figures in US culture who divide opinion, you don’t get much more polarising than reality-star-turned-mogul Kim Kardashian.

The prospect of Kardashian becoming First Lady of the United States might seem ridiculous. But a) a reality star is currently president and b) her husband Kanye West just announced that he’s running as an independent candidate for president in 2020.

It’s extremely unlikely that West’s presidential run would be successful. Independent candidates rarely make much of an impact nationally and his candidacy announcement has missed the deadline for states such as New York and Texas, so winning the electoral college looks unlikely.

But this hasn’t stopped people from wondering what type of First Lady Kim Kardashian would be.

Will she film reality TV from the White House? Will she pursue her legal career and passion for criminal justice reform? What will she wear to Kanye’s inauguration?

It’s safe to say that people have a lot of questions, and thoughts, about this possibility.

For the most part, people don't seem to be too happy about it.

In fact, some people are evening threatening to leave the US if this fantasy becomes reality.

Here's some of the reactions...

It doesn't make much sense to us why there's so much push back on this. Kardashian has a passion for criminal justice reform and is a successful business woman. But where the Kardashians go, controversy follows.

But while it might be difficult to Keep Up with Kim Kardashian, something tells us these people threatening to leave won't have to book plane tickets any time soon.

Because, for now anyway, the West's in the White House seems more like a fantasy than reality.

Still, it's 2020 and, as we saw in 2016, stranger things have happened...

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