Kim Kardashian has finally revealed what she thinks of President Donald Trump - and it’s safe to say that, unlike her husband, Kanye West, she is not a fan.
Speaking in the September issue of Harper's Bazaar Arabia, Kardashian explains that she’s always made a point of staying quiet when it comes to political matters.
“You have to be really careful about what you say, because a lot of things can be taken in the wrong context and I always want to be respectful,” she says. “I don't want to hurt anyone's feelings.”
However, after watching headline after headline about Trump hit the press, Kardashian has decided that it’s time to lend her voice to the masses and publicly condemn the POTUS for his controversial actions.
“Anyone can run the US better,” she says. “My [four-year-old] daughter would be better.”
Kardashian continues: “We’ve worked so hard to get to where we were and to have so many things that we were so proud of in our country, to just literally revert backwards is the most frustrating thing.
“Every single day when you can't really believe what's going on, the next day it’s something else even more crazy and tragic. It's really scary, the world that we're living in now.
“And when you did feel safe at home, now with Trump in presidency, you just don't feel safe any more.”
When asked if she follows Trump on Twitter, Kardashian simply responds that she absolutely does not.
“I follow Obama though,” she adds.
Kardashian goes on to stress that she hopes her political comments won’t be taken out of context, as they have been in the past.
“I said once before that I'm not really a feminist,” she says, referring to comments she made during the #BlogHer16 Conference. “But I feel I do a lot more than people that claim that they're feminist.
“To clarify what I said before, I feel in my soul I'm a feminist. I just don't need labels to make me feel or know what I am inside.”
Kardashian adds: “Modern feminists are all the girls around us today.
“Every time you look on social media and there's someone standing up for themselves, to me that’s a modern feminist. There’s such an amazing group of girls that empower each other.”
Kardashian had previously been the subject of criticism for not making the most of her platform to speak out against Trump. She found herself mired in controversy during the US election when she reportedly said she was “on the fence” about who to vote for, although she eventually came out in support of Hillary Clinton.
She also defended her husband Kanye West’s decision to visit the then President-elect at Trump Tower in December. “I encourage everyone to go and speak with a leader if they think they can make a change,” she said. “And I think that’s what Kanye thought.”
In choosing to criticise Trump directly, Kardashian joins a long line of women in the spotlight who have spoken out against the president.
The president has been the subject of many of JK Rowling’s iconic social media takedowns – while Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Schumer, Lena Dunham, America Ferrera, Blake Lively and plenty more have added their voices to the wave of discontent.
Will & Grace’s Debra Messing, however, took a different approach when she directly addressed the president’s eldest daughter, Ivanka, during her powerful speech at this year’s GLAAD Awards.
“Ivanka, you can change the lives of millions of women and children just by telling your dad stories about real people who are suffering,” she said.
“Don’t let him separate immigrant mothers from their American-born children. Don’t let him take health care away from women who need it. Don’t allow him to make trans kids like Gavin [Grimm] fight in court for their basic human dignity.”
Pressing her hand to her heart, Messing finished by pleading: “Ivanka, please, please stop blindly defending your father and start defending what you say.
“You can’t just write ‘hashtag women who work’ and think you’re advancing feminism. You need to be a woman who does good work – hashtag say what you mean and mean what you say.”
However it seems as if Messing’s pleas have fallen upon deaf ears: Ivanka, who moved to Washington to promote policies to help working women, has publicly defended the administration’s move to ditch an Obama-era initiative designed to close the gender pay gap.
“Ultimately, while I believe the intention was good and agree that pay transparency is important, the proposed policy would not yield the intended results,” she said in a statement to The Wall Street Journal.
“We look forward to continuing to work with EEOC [the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission], OMB [Office of Management and Budget], Congress, and all relevant stakeholders on robust policies aimed at eliminating the gender wage gap.”
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