Kim Kardashian West for President? Here's Why It's Not That Far-Fetched
Now, that Oprah is officially out of the running for the presidential election in 2020, we may have a new celebrity candidate: Kim Kardashian West.
The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star is not counting a career in politics out of her future. On Friday, Kardashian West opened up about the possibility of running for office on CNN's The Van Jones Show.
"Oh, I don't think that's even on my mind," she began. "I guess never say never."
She added: "But that’s not going to be like, 'Kim’s running.' That’s not where I am."
The mom of three would at least have one celeb in her corner. Earlier this week, comedian Kathy Griffin offered her ideal duo for the Democratic ticket in the next election. "I’m just floating this idea: Kardashian-Daniels 2020,” she told People, referring to the reality star and porn star Stormy Daniels. “I’m not saying it’s perfect, but desperate times call for desperate measures.”
As crazy as it sounds, Kim as the next leader of the free world, isn't really that shocking. Last month, the beauty mogul met with President Donald Trump to advocate for the release of Alice Marie Johnson, a grandmother who was sentenced to life in prison for a non-violent drug offense. Her hard work paid off, as Trump pardoned Johnson soon after his meeting with Kardashian West.
And let's not forget about that one time in 2012, when Kardashian West talked about running for the mayor of Glendale, California on Khloe & Lamar.
"I decided ... I'm gonna run for the mayor of Glendale. You have to have full residency in Glendale, so Noelle's going to head my campaign, but it's going to be five years for Glendale. So I have to buy a house there," she said. "You have to have residency, so Noelle and I are looking into all the requirements. It's [an] Armenian town. But I need to wait like five years."
Kim 2020? We ship it!