Kim Kardashian intensely grilled for refusing to speak negatively about Trump in awkward interview

Isobel van Hagen
Tuesday 20 October 2020 08:15
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Kim Kardashian-West refused to get political about the US 2020 election, even after she was questioned by the famous television host David Letterman.

The third season of My Next Guest Needs No Introduction – which premieres Wednesday on Netflix – showed the aspiring lawyer being questioned about her political preferences after working with the Trump administration. This is not to mention her husband’s unclear allegiance to the president, as well as Kanye's own run for the office.

Letterman pressed Kardashian over her candidate of choice, touching on her decision to work with president Trump during several of her criminal justice reform projects, according to reporting from The Daily Beast.

While the interviewer criticised Trump several times, the reality star avoided saying anything negative about Trump.

During the interview, which was taped before the pandemic, Kardashian said:

“Hopefully, for the next multiple administrations, I’ll be working with the White House, helping them with clemencies,” according to The Daily Beast.

Letterman then reportedly pushed Kardashian to share her thoughts on Trump, as Letterman said that Trump’s pardons don’t make him “feel any better about the current administration”.

Kardashian responded while avoiding her own thoughts on the matter: “I understand that”.

Even so, Kim seemed to understand that her political movements have been controversial:

“Trust me, everyone called me and said, ‘Don’t you dare step foot in that White House or your reputation is done,’” she said, alluding to her work in 2018 to help commute the life sentence of Alice Marie Johnson – a great-grandmother who was serving a life sentence for a nonviolent drug conviction.

“It’s a life over my reputation,” Kardashian said.

The KKW Beauty mogul (who voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016) also would not even give a hint about who she would be voting for in the upcoming election, even after Letterman said: “I know who I’m voting for”.

Perhaps more will be revealed when the full episode is released on Kim’s 40th birthday, but it seems unlikely we will ever fully understand any of the Kardashian-West’s political motives.

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