*UPDATE:* Sept. 24, 11 p.m. ― Kim Kardashian took to her website to state that she’s no longer “on the fence” about who to vote for in the upcoming presidential election. She plans to vote for Hillary Clinton.
Additionally, while Wonderland magazine claims they never published the quote in question, BuzzFeed notes that the quotes did appear in a preview version of the article sent to select press.
*UPDATE:* 5 p.m. ― A statement attributed to Kim Kardashian was published on The Evening Standard website Thursday, stating that she was “on the fence” about who she intended to vote for in the upcoming presidential election. The quote was cited in the context of an interview Kardashian did with Wonderland magazine, although the statement did not appear in either the online or print version of that publication.
Wonderland issued a statement on Friday disavowing the quote. The quote still appeared on The Evening Standard’s site as of Friday afternoon.
“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 said in a cover story for Wonderland magazine. (Editor’s note: The quotes appear via The Evening Standard and are not in the online version of the story, however, The Huffington Post has confirmed their validity.)
Jenner has continued her lifetime affiliation with the Republican party, despite being one of the most visible faces in the transgender community. The former Olympian has repeatedly made her opposition to Clinton clear, stating she believes the Democratic nominee “couldn’t care less about women.” She further raised eyebrows in June when she praised GOP nominee Donald Trump for his attitudes toward women and the LGBT community.
And while Jenner is clearly a strong influence in Kardashian’s life, the reality star’s sudden consideration of Trump is disappointing but not entirely out of character. She told GQ that while she now votes as a Democrat, at one time she identified as a “liberal Republican.” She also has a professional relationship with Trump, having appeared on “The Apprentice” in 2010, and can count herself among the few people the Republican nominee hasn’t badmouthed.
When Yahoo! Politics asked Trump to describe the reality star in two words, he couldn’t do it.
“Well, look, she was so nice to me,” he said. “I mean every time I see her she’s just — I’m just going to say she was always nice to me.”
Meanwhile, when it comes to husband Kanye West’s presidential aspirations for 2020, Kardashian is also having second thoughts.
“Look at all the awful things they’re doing to Melania [Trump], putting up the naked photos [of her]…” she told Wonderland. “I’ll say to Kanye: ‘Babe, you know the kind of photos they’d put up of me!’... I don’t want to put words in his mouth, but I’m pretty sure [he would run for] the Democrats. Maybe independent? I don’t know how serious he is about it. We’ll see.”