‘RHOA’s’ Claudia Jordan says Kim Kardashian West is ‘very smart’ when it comes to Donald Trump

Former The Real Housewives of Atlanta star Claudia Jordan explained how Kim Kardashian West could get on President Donald Trump’s right side. 

Since 2018, Kardashian West has been working with Trump and the White House regarding prison reform issues. Their relationship turned multiple heads, precisely due to Kardashian West’s celebrity. However, Jordan believes the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star has successfully changed Trump’s approval by using this brilliant method. 

Kim Kardashian shakes hands with US President Donald Trump during a second chance hiring and criminal justice reform event in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, June 13, 2019.
Donald Trump and Kim Kardashian West|SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images

Why Claudia Jordan thinks Kim Kardashian West is ‘very smart’ when it comes to Donald Trump

Jordan spoke to Hollywood Life about several issues concerning Trump. Before his 2016 campaign for the presidency, Jordan said she considered Trump as one of her friends. She was even a contestant on his reality show, The Apprentice

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During the interview, Jordan spoke about Kardashian West’s ability to reach Trump and talk to him regarding issues that pertain to the Black community. Unlike her husband, Kanye West, Jordan believes Kardashian West uses her influence for good and uses her charisma to her advantage. 

“He [Trump] likes when people seem to like him, and she is very smart when it comes to that,” Jordan said. “I have no complaints about what she’s doing. Can’t no one say nothing to me about Kim Kardashian West right now.”

Claudia Jordan doesn’t care if Kim Kardashian West likes Donald Trump

Although Kardashian West has worked with Trump in the past, she only speaks about their professional relationship. In 2018, Kardashian West met with Trump at the White House. On behalf of Alice Marie Johnson, she was there, a then-63-year-old grandmother who was serving a life sentence plus 25 years for a nonviolent drug trafficking case. Trump granted Johnson clemency one week after meeting with Kardashian West. 

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While Kardashian West only mentions Trump’s work, her husband, Kanye West, showed Trump’s support multiple times. He said he stopped supporting him in July 2020 now that he’s running for president but still thinks the president is “special,” via Forbes

Jordan said while she’s not sure if Kardashian West agrees with Trump’s views, she enjoys seeing the megastar use her popularity for good. 

“Much respect to Kim Kardashian West,” Jordan shared. “I love what she’s been doing and using her platform. Personally, who knows what she really feels about Donald Trump, but she’s using him the way he needs to be used. She knows he likes fame. He loves attention.”

Kim Kardashian West isn’t bothered by what people say about her working relationship with Donald Trump

After their initial meeting in 2018, Kardashian West continued to work with Trump and his administration. She then collaborated with Jared Kushner to push for the First Step Act to reduce sentencing and rehabilitate prisoners.

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Kardashian West appeared on The View in September 2019 and spoke about the backlash she received from Trump’s meeting. She said she wasn’t focused on her reputation at the time and only wanted Johnson to have justice. 

“I definitely was aware [of the potential criticism], but for me, any of my issues have always been more about the people and not about the politics,” Kardashian West said. “For me to think that I couldn’t go and speak to the man that has the power to change people’s lives because of some opinions I may have of certain policies and issues to me felt very self-centered that I was more worried about my reputation than saving someone’s life. I put that all out the door, and I thought, ‘You know what? I’m going to choose [Alice Marie Johnson] over my reputation.'”