Fans Think Kim Kardashian West Is Supporting Kanye West’s Campaign ‘for the Wrong Reasons’
On July 4, 2020, Kanye West announced on Twitter he would be running for president in the November election. His wife, Kim Kardashian West, quickly showed her support for the rapper’s political ambitions.
However, fans are becoming wary of West’s campaign as well as Kardashian West’s support of it. According to these skeptics, Kardashian West, especially, could be supporting her husband’s run for the presidency “for the wrong reasons.”
Why fans think Kardashian West is supporting West’s campaign ‘for the wrong reasons’
In a recent Reddit thread discussing Kardashian West as a possible First Lady, many users do not support having the reality TV starlet in the White House. The reason for this lies in Kardashian West’s history of “being embarrassingly obsessed with fame.”
“She’s worked hard to achieve her goal of fame and wealth, and I’ll give her credit for that, but her aim has always been fame and wealth – and that’s a terrible reason to go into politics,” one fan said. “I understand she’s tried to change her reputation from sex tape star to respectable A-lister, but I see her going anywhere near the Whitehouse as pure ego, and if anything it makes me lose respect for her.”
Meanwhile, another user wrote, “I think the underlying and biggest issue is that she’d be in it for the wrong reasons. I think if you watch documentaries on prior First Ladies, you will see a stark difference in their journey and Kim’s. It’s clear to me that she wants that position to repair her reputation, gain further notoriety, remain relevant, and leave behind a legacy that isn’t memorable.”
Source says Kardashian West does not believe she could become First Lady
Of course, while there can be discussions about Kardashian West’s possible future as a First Lady, it does not seem like she herself even believes she has a chance at the White House.
A source recently told HollywoodLife, “Deep down Kim isn’t taking this seriously. She knows she’s not going to be The First Lady. It’s just stressful because it’s getting so much attention and she knows it’s not really going anywhere.”
Back in 2016, she also shared her reservation with being First Lady after West first announced his plan to run for president.
“Look at all the awful things they’re doing to Melania [Trump], putting up the naked photos [of her]… I’ll say to Kanye: ‘Babe, you know the kind of photos they’d put up of me!” Kardashian West said to Wonderland Magazine.
Can West even really win the election?
At the end of the day, Kardashian West will only be First Lady if her husband makes it to the White House. However, it seems like West’s chance of winning is not very high, according to an election expert.
“The chances of winning an Independent bid that hasn’t started until the Fourth of July is equivalent to an extraterrestrial being winning the presidential contest,” said Neil Sroka, Communications Director of the political action group Democracy For America.
Sroka’s reasoning comes from the fact that West, as an Independent candidate, would need to petition each state to be on its ballot. Yet, he had already missed the deadlines for several states. He could also start a write-in campaign, but Sroka noted such a move “has never been successful.”
At the end of the day, while some people might worry about West and Kardashian West being in the White House, it looks like the cards are stacked against the couple.