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Kim Kardashian says she’s ‘a mix of both’ parties

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Kim Kardashian says she’s a blend of both political parties because she believes in the “rights” that Democrats want, but considers herself a fiscal conservative.

“I believe in the rights that the Democrats want, but I believe in the taxes that the Republicans want,” the reality TV fixture said in an interview published Thursday on former New York Times columnist Bari Weiss’s “Common Sense” Substack. “I’m a mix of both,” Kardashian said, when asked her political affiliation.

The 41-year-old criminal justice reform activist, who is studying to earn a law degree, weighed in on politics and cancel culture in the wide-ranging chat.

Asked if she would ever run for public office, Kardashian replied, “As of right now, no. I understand the responsibility, and it’s an extremely hard job, and I don’t know if I’d ever want that.”

Kardashian also told Weiss that she was “very nervous” before her now-estranged husband, rapper Kanye West, went onstage while guest-hosting “Saturday Night Live” in 2018 sporting a pro-Trump “Make America Great Again” hat.

“I didn’t want him to wear the red hat. I’m not really a rule breaker, so my personality would be like, ‘OK, you guys don’t like the red hat? I’ll take it off,'” Kardashian said.

“I’m very neutral, but that night I was very forceful with him, and argued with him like, ‘You have to take that hat off.’ And now looking back, I think, why should he take that off if that’s what he believes in? Why can’t he wear that on TV? Half of the country voted for [Trump], so clearly other people like him,” Kardashian said.

The SKIMS founder said the episode with West — who launched an unsuccessful White House bid last year — taught her to “be a little bit more empathetic” towards people who “just want to do what they want to do: freedom of speech!”

The “Keeping up With the Kardashians” star also brushed off critics of her 2018 Oval Office meeting with then-President Trump, during which she urged him to commute the sentence of Alice Marie Johnson. Trump granted clemency to Johnson, who was serving a life sentence on a nonviolent drug offense and money laundering charges, days later.

“I really don’t care about the criticism. I mean, my reputation over someone’s life? Destroy me then. I really don’t care. It was not even an option. And he did the right thing,” Kardashian said of Trump.

“I’m just about doing the right thing; I’m really not about politics at all,” the mom of four continued. “It’s really about the people inside and if I can do anything — no matter if it’s Obama, Biden, Trump, I’m willing to work with anybody. It’s not really about being liked. If I could change someone’s life, that’s what it’s about for me.”

Kardashian also addressed cancel culture and past accusations against her of cultural appropriation. The original name for her SKIMS shapewear line was Kimono, but it was changed in 2019 after critics condemned her for using the name of the Japanese traditional dress.

“When it comes to something as serious as cultural appropriation, even if I know my intentions are good, I never want to take anything lightly,” Kardashian said.

“Still, if I worried about every last thing that someone said and I had to try to change it, then I would never be me. Anyone wouldn’t be them!” she said. “That’s why I think cancel culture is the most ridiculous thing, because I really do believe — and you and I have been at several dinners together where people are discussing their thoughts on it — in rehabilitation and freedom of speech. I’ve never really been into cancel culture.”

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