Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian Support Kim Kardashian’s Recent White House Visit
Kim Kardashian’s foray into the political spotlight may come as a surprise considering that the political antics of her husband, Kanye West, reportedly gave her anxiety. West’s famous support for President Donald Trump reached a bizarre peak when he sat down to chat with President Trump in the Oval Office and gave a very public (and very bizarre) stream-of-consciousness narrative that puzzled people on both sides of the political aisle.
With that incident fresh in memory, it may seem surprising that Kardashian would also make a public White House appearance. However, she did just that when she visited to make a speech and took some time to pose in her professional pantsuit. While she has gotten a mix of criticism, praise, and confusion about her visit, her sisters Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian were quick to offer their support for her political activism.
Kim Kardashian’s White House visit is part of her prison reform advocacy
While Kim Kardashian’s husband’s visit with the President did not seem to have any particular agenda and instead focused on personal issues —another point of contention for Kardashian — Kardashian’s appearance had a purpose. She had already established herself to be dedicated to this issue and had already met with the President in the Oval Office last year. Their talk was instrumental in gaining clemency for a 63-year-old woman in prison for drug charges.
Her most recent White House visit on June 13 was also about issues of criminal justice reform. She gave an impassioned speech about the topic and received praise from President Trump. He said her advocacy was helpful in passing the First Step Act, which helps provide smooth transitions for incarcerated individuals to return to society.
Kim Kardashian’s visit caused a stir and debate
After the visit, Kardashian revealed some behind-the-scenes shots on her social media accounts. While the pictures did include one of her giving her speech and another sitting at attention next to Ivanka Trump, others seemed less professional. In one, she’s wearing sunglasses and posed like a model rather than an activist. In the image that’s causing the most stir, she’s laying across a table in her pantsuit.
The staged and true-to-Kardashian-form nature of these fashionable photographs as well as Kardashian’s reputation as someone who is famous for being famous has left some critical of her political aspirations. Many people think that Kardashian is just using the political stage as a way to promote her own image rather than actively working toward lasting criminal justice solutions.
At the same time, other people (even those critical of the Trump administration) believe that Kardashian is setting an example of how to set aside differences in order to work toward a common goal. They say that Kardashian’s efforts are meaningful and making a difference even if the star may be personally benefiting from the public attention.
Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian celebrate their “boss” sister
In the comments of the stylized photos Kardashian posted on Instagram, Khloe and Kourtney were quick to jump in and voice their support. Khloe wrote: “You are so beyond beautiful! Inside and out!!! Top dog.” Kourtney posted: “So proud of you boss sister.”
Although the sisters do not necessarily have a rosy history with the sitting president — Trump once made cruel remarks about Khloe during an episode of The Apprentice — it seems that they are willing to set aside those concerns to support their sister. While time will only tell if Kim Kardashian’s efforts for criminal justice reform and quest to become a lawyer are sincere, it’s clear that she has the support of her famous family while she makes these flashy and potentially politically important moves.