Kim Kardashian West is perfectly fine disagreeing politically with her husband, Kanye West. That being said, she doesn’t think his recent visit to the White House to converse with President Donald Trump was particularly political, at least for West. Rather, it was something that came from his heart.
At Variety and Rolling Stone’s Criminal Justice Reform Summit, when CNN commentator Van Jones implied that Kardashian West and her husband have different politics, the reality TV star objected.
“I feel like he’s very misunderstood and the worst communicator,” Kardashian West said. “But, when we talk about it, we have very similar politics. He’s very not political, actually, he just happens to like Donald Trump’s personality, but doesn’t know about the politics. So, I’ve educated him recently. I think it gets really misconstrued. He will always say he was friendly with him before, and he’s the same person and friendly with him now. I could also co-exist with someone and still have different political views. My mom and my step-dad did that. It’s fine to be different and have your own view.”
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Kardashian West continued explaining the intent behind her husband’s recent White House appearance: “What he fights for is the right to like what he wants to like. Even if it’s different from what you like. He never said, ‘Okay, I know what’s going on with immigration, and I know this and I know that.’ If he really knew, he would feel very compassionate about it. He never said that he supports that. I know it’s very confusing because when you see someone wearing a red hat you would think that they are supporting that. But he’s just fighting for free thought and freedom to like a person even if it’s not the popular decision.”
Jones responded, “I’ve said this to you before, and I’ll say it to you again, I love the way you love your husband.” After dubbing Kardashian West the Kanye translator, she insisted that she knows his heart but still wants him to have his own path.
“After he went to the White House or has been outspoken, I could have easily been on social media and corrected him,” Kardashian West revealed. “But I believe people have their own journeys. I know his heart, so I know that one day what he’s been trying to say will come out. It’s taken a little long so I’m jumping in and helping out, but I know his heart so I never really stress too much.”
Full Kim Kardashian Talk From the Criminal Justice Reform Summit: