Kim Kardashian West had previously expressed some concerns about what could happen if her husband Kanye West decided to launch a presidential campaign. Even though the reality TV star had retweeted her husband’s Fourth of July announcement that he was planning on “running for president”, she had earlier highlighted what could go wrong if that were to happen.
In 2015, Kanye revealed that he wanted to run for office in 2020. A year later, Kim spoke with Wonderland magazine and worried about how her past could be weaponized. While referring to current First Lady Melania Trump’s semi-nude photoshoot for GQ in 2000 which re-emerged in 2016, Kim said, “Look at all the awful things they’re doing to Melania [Trump], putting up the naked photos [of her].”
“I’ll say to Kanye: ‘Babe, you know the kind of photos they’d put up of me!'” Kim revealed. Currently, West has not revealed any more details regarding his presidential run. Kim previously shared that even though Kanye publicly supports POTUS Donald Trump, it does not mean that he is a Republican. While speaking to Vogue last year, Kim said, “He doesn’t represent either side.”
“But he doesn’t want to be told what he should be. It can be confusing. I get it. The one thing that I respect so much is that he is who he is, no matter what anyone tries to tell him to do,” Kim added. Back in 2016, Kim had also said if her husband did run for president it would not be as Republican. “I don’t wanna put words in his mouth, but I’m pretty sure the Democrats. Maybe independent? I don’t know how serious he is about it. We’ll see.” Kanye had taken to Twitter to announce, “We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision, and building our future. I am running for president of the United States! #2020VISION.”
As Kanye announced the bombshell news, Kim seems to be right about people weaponizing her past, as social media users started to re-discuss her sex tape with Ray J. They even dragged Melania Trump into the conversation saying that ‘porn’ is a factor that ties the two women together. His announcement to run for POTUS was met with many mixed reactions on social media. While there were some people who did support him, most importantly being Elon Musk, there were many others who slammed him.
One comment read, “You endorsing this is hilarious. There is supporting your husband and then there is enabling him. America is broken.” Another user had written, “Stop enabling your delusional, Trump-supporting husband. This will not end well for the people actually trying to change things.” A third echoed the sentiments and continued, “Snoop was right — a Black man’s wife helps determine his destiny… which explains why he’s gone downhill completely. Watching this dumpster fire of an unhealthy man being enabled by greed and ego is a sad thing to watch. It does seem familiar tho.”