Kim Kardashian came under major fire from both fans and non-fans alike this weekend when reports began surfacing that the reality star was considering voting for controversial Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. However, Kardashian quickly offered a response to the rumors and cleared the air on how she feels about Trump.
According to initial reports, Kardashian has been a loud and proud supporter of Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton for months. But when she spoke about the upcoming presidential election in a recent interview, Kardashian allegedly said that she was “on the fence” about voting for Trump.
“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,” Kardashian allegedly said.
However, reports soon came flying in that the quote may be wrong or was taken out of context. Now, Kardashian has spoken up about the controversy and is explaining that she is not on the fence anymore.
“There was a point when I wasn’t 100 percent sure I was even going to vote in this election; I didn’t want to vote blindly,” Kardashian wrote on her website. “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.”
Kardashian then gave clarity to the rumors about her conversation with Jenner and she explained that her step-parent simply told her to do her own research about all of the candidates.
“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,” Kardashian wrote.
In the end, the reality star reaffirmed her belief that Clinton is the best candidate.
“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,” Kardashian wrote.
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