Rocking the Vote: Every Time the KarJenners Have Chimed in on Political Issues
See what the reality TV favorites have to say when it comes to political affairs
- The family members range from decidedly tight-lipped to happily outspoken about their political preferences. And luckily, they’ve left us with some memorable moments in political commentary:
Kris and Kourtney share that they’re voting for Hillary Clinton
- As Americans flocked to the polls on Nov. 8, the KarJenner matriarch showed her support for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. “#WeAreWithHer,” she captioned two pics of herself and Kendall in Rosie the Riveter getups. The day before the election, Kris also re-gramed a photo of Kendall in a “Vote” T-shirt, writing, “Make sure you ALL vote tomorrow!!!!”
Meanwhile, eldest Kardashian daughter Kourtney took to Instagram to share her reasons for casting a Clinton vote. “For our future, I’m with her,” she captioned a photo of daughter Penelope, 4, and niece North West, 3.
Khloé breaks her political silence to slam Donald Trump
Although she normally avoids sharing her political views (more on that below), Khloé confessed her doubts about Donald Trump’s presidential capabilities while appearing on Chelsea Handler’s Netflix talk show.
“I don’t think so, no,” she said when Handler asked if her mom thinks Trump would make a good president. Adding, “No, I don’t think he would make a good president.”
Khloé also admitted she was less than enthusiastic during her time on Trump’s reality show. “I didn’t care to do Celebrity Apprentice,” she said. “My mom made me do it I hated every minute of it I was put in situations I would never be in in real life stressing myself out, and then dealing with [Trump] and about to be fired, I’m like, ‘F— you. I don’t want to do this.’ ”
Kim criticizes the results of the Senate’s vote on gun background checks
Kim was not impressed with the U.S. Senate when they rejected four new gun control proposals in the wake of the Orlando, Florida, shooting that killed 49 people.
“So sad! The senate voted against background checks being needed to buy guns,” she wrote on Twitter. “So terrorists on fbi’s wanted lists can legally still buy guns.”
“Oh & mentally ill people can buy guns without a background check too,” she continued. Adding, “The fact that anyone can so easily access guns is so scary & after all of the devastating loss the Senate should have not failed us!!!”
Kendall endorses Hillary Clinton for president
In February, the supermodel announced who wants to see in the White House in the most KarJenner way possible: with a selfie.
The star posed in a Marc Jacobs shirt with Clinton’s image for a picture posted on Instagram and Twitter. “Shirt by @themarcjacobs. History by @hillaryclinton. #MadeForHistory #ImWithHer,” she captioned the image.
As the presidential election continued, Kendall amped up her Rock the Vote campaign with videos and posts on social media. On the eve of Election Day, the 21-year-old sported some very patriotic pants and shared the message, “her her her her” with her legion of Instagram followers.
Caitlyn Jenner reveals she’ll vote conservative in the presidential election
In March, the longtime Republican shared her thoughts on the heated election with the Australian radio show Rove & Sam for Breakfast.
“Whoever is the Republican candidate obviously I’m going to vote that direction,” she said. “I have my ones that I like more than others but those are for me personally. Because I really feel like we’ve got to fix this country, we have a lot of, not so much trans issues but fiscal issues.”
Backlash to her views came as no surprise to the star, who in February said, “I have gotten more flack for being a conservative Republican than I have for being trans.” The former athlete also stressed she “would never, ever, ever vote for Hillary,” whom she called a “liar” and “political hack” on her show I Am Cait.
The magazine reports that after the reality star reviewed a video for her website in which she played F—, Marry, Kill with Presidents Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and Bush, she had a change of heart about choosing to off the Texan.
“I love George, though,” she said while deciding whether to cut the video. “I just think he’s cute. Like a cute little president…. And the [Bush] kids sent us a baby gift.”
Khloé admits she doesn’t like to talk about politics
After The Cut explained to the fitness junkie that Super Tuesday refers to primary elections and not a sale, Khloé talked about why she generally prefers to keep mum about political happenings.
“I don’t like saying that stuff because you get criticism no matter what,” she said. “Kim is very open, but that’s just Kim. It’s probably the one thing I have opened my mouth about before and I’m just like, ‘Why the f— do I care to be in a fight with these other people, yelling at me about Republicans or Democrats?’ ”
“With politics I’ve learned to keep my opinions to myself, for once in my life. It’s not that I would never talk about it, but it’s that nobody cares about what I have to say about that. It’s not going to sway anybody in any direction, and if so, they’re probably young kids that should do their own research about who they want to vote for.”
Khloé did share one of her political pet peeves, though: She complained about voters who make decisions based on candidates’ race and gender rather than their platforms. “I think voting is a very personal choice, just like religion. I get so annoyed when people say, ‘I want to vote for Hillary because she’s a woman.’ Well, that’s sad. So you’re voting for Hillary just because she’s a woman. There are a million other reasons why, but I want someone to give me something with more substance, rather than just a gender or race. That’s what really infuriates me. Know what they stand behind.”
Kim takes a selfie with Hillary Clinton and supports her bid for president
Kris and Kimye met the White House hopeful in August 2015 at an L.A. fundraiser.
Naturally, Kim made it a priority to get a selfie with the former Secretary of State.
“I got my selfie!!!” she captioned the photo. “I really loved hearing her speak & hearing her goals for our country! #HillaryForPresident.”
Momager Kris also managed to snag a pic with Clinton at the event.
The candidate recounted the moment – and gushed over Kim’s Lumee case – during a visit to the Ellen DeGeneres Show. “First of all, she was very nice and of course when she says to me, ‘Can we take a selfie?’ I said, ‘Hello, of course,’ ” Clinton said. “She takes out her phone and she presses the button – I’ve never seen this anywhere else She pulls it out, it has lights all the way around it, like, little tiny, tiny lightbulbs It makes anybody look better. I have been desperately looking for one of those ever since with no luck.”
Kris criticizes Caitlyn’s approach to political conversations
Kris recalled the difficulties of debating politics with her ex on an episode of I Am Cait. “You’re not a politician, but you think you’re a politician sometimes,” she told Caitlyn. “Sometimes, when you talk to somebody about your views, not everybody’s going to always agree. And sometimes, you can get a little cranky. Because you’re so crazy about this one thing – you are really crazy about this one thing – and no one wants to sit around and listen to this s— so shut the f— up and relax.”
Despite Kris’ assertions, Caitlyn did prove she was at least “#willingtolisten” in March when she posted a picture with Hillary Clinton.
Kim says it’s “political warfare” in the KarJenner household
Kardashian connoisseurs weren’t surprised to find out Caitlyn could get a little “cranky” over political disagreements. Kim had already revealed that it was a tense subject for the family in a 2012 interview.
“I am. I voted for him,” she said when asked if she was supportive of President Obama. “My household is really split up. The parents are Republicans and the children are Democrats so it’s like a political warfare in our household when we talk about politics.”
“This last election was the first election that all of the children that were old enough to vote – me, Rob, Kourtney, Khloé – voted,” Kim added. “So it was a pretty exciting election. I think he’s doing a good job.”
“And yes, as you probably could have guessed by this moment, I have decided in 2020 to run for president,” the rapper said while accepting the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.
The KarJenner sisters quickly got started on their brother-in-law’s campaign:
Khloé celebrates a woman becoming the likely Democratic nominee for president
Although she didn’t explicitly give her endorsement, Khloé congratulated Clinton for making it so far in the race with a post on her website and app.
“No matter what candidate you support for the next presidential election, you have to admit that it’s f—ing AWESOME that a woman is up for the job!!!” she wrote. “Hillary Clinton deserves a big ‘DAAAAAAAMN, Gina!’ for being the first to get this close. So dope.”
“My sisters love her,” she continued. “She’s taken a selfie with Kim and Kanye before, and Kendall has the sickest Hillary T-shirt designed by Marc Jacobs!”
Khloé admitted to being “impressed” that Clinton can “let loose” and “laugh at herself” when appearing on Saturday Night Live and late-night talk shows.
“This particular Damn Gina isn’t to say I’m for Hillary or against anyone else, btw,” she clarified at the end of the post. “I just think it’s so important to get out there and vote for whoever YOU support.”