On Saturday night, Kardashian tweeted a playing card depicting the presidential candidate and a link to a letter on her website.
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) September 25, 2016
In the letter, she clarifies a quote that has been circling around the internet since Friday. The Huffington Post attributed a quote about Kardashian talking about possibly voting for Donald Trump to the online publication Evening Standard, which attributed the quote to a profile of Kardashian in Wonderland magazine. The statement doesn’t appear in the Wonderland piece, but the Evening Standard continues to cite that as the source as of Sunday morning.
Kardashian supposedly said, “At first I thought, ‘Oh my God, I’m so Hillary [Clinton]’, but I had a long political call with Caitlyn last night about why she’s voting Trump. I’m on the fence.”
People started freaking out on social media over the weekend, but the validity of the quote has yet to be confirmed. However, Kardashian discussed the statement in the letter on her website that she tweeted.
A “quote” of mine was released yesterday causing my phone to blow up by friends, family and even both candidates’ camps, so I want to explain the context in which I said I was “on the fence” about my vote.
There was a point when I wasn’t 100% sure I was even going to vote in this election; I didn’t want to vote blindly. But I also thought about how not voting would mean that I wasn’t making my voice heard, so I decided to talk to my closest friends and family who I love and trust, to have an open conversation about politics.
I believe we owe it to ourselves, and to each other, to ask questions. To do our research so that we vote for the candidate who represents our own beliefs. We should start at a place of openness, receptiveness and honesty, and we should talk to those we love, trust and respect.
I had a long conversation with Caitlyn, who has always been open about her political views, and she encouraged me to do my research before making my decision and then vote for the candidate whose policies aligned with the things that matter most to me. And so that’s what I did. I thought about the things that are so important to me that they outweigh everything else, such as gun control and protecting women’s rights to safe and legal abortion.
I found that without a doubt, I stand with Hillary. I’m with her. I believe Hillary will best represent our country and is the most qualified for the job. This year, I’m not just voting for myself, but also for my children, and I took that into careful consideration when I made my decision. Now that I have made my choice I want to be clear… I would never judge anyone based on their political or religious beliefs. I believe that both candidates have the intention of making the country a safer and stronger place for every American, they just have different ideas about how we get there.
God bless America for allowing us to even make these decisions – there are so many in this world who are not so privileged.
Caitlyn Jenner has been a Trump supporter throughout the election, telling Stat earlier this year that “Trump seems to be very much for women. He seems very much behind the LGBT community because of what happened in North Carolina with the bathroom issue. He backed the LGBT community.”
Meanwhile, in August 2015 Kardashian posed for a selfie with Hillary Clinton.
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) August 7, 2015
Everyone knows Kardashian’s selfies are sacred—we should never have doubted her.