She’s With Her: Kim Kardashian Officially Endorses Hillary Clinton
On Friday (September 24), the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star made her official endorsement of Clinton using her app, where she penned a lengthy statement to clarify recent reports that she was "on the fence" about who she would vote for, as well as explain why the Democratic nominee is her presidential choice.
"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," she wrote according to Entertainment Tonight, addressing an excerpt from her Wonderland magazine interview that went viral this week for reading as though Caitlyn Jenner had convinced Kardashian to vote for Trump.
"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," she continued. "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."
The Kimoji mogul shared that she (understandably) went to Jenner, who is a noted Republican, for advice.
"[Caitlyn] 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," Kardashian explained. "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 control and protecting women’s rights to safe and legal abortion."
She then revealed that she will be voting for Clinton as her beliefs and values align with the political candidate's policies and campaign focus.
"I found that without a doubt, I stand with Hillary. I'm with her," Kardashian wrote. "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."
While the reality star and fashion icon has made her final decision, however, she added that she "would never judge anyone based on their political or religious beliefs," concluding, "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."
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