Kim Kardashian Says 'Never Say Never' to Running for Office

Kim Kardashian
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Kim Kardashian West arrives at the CFDA Fashion Awards at the Brooklyn Museum on June 4, 2018 in New York City.

Kim Kardashian West isn't ruling out a future in politics. 

In an interview that aired on CNN's The Van Jones Show Saturday (June 16), the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star was asked about her political intentions, following her efforts to help Alice Johnson receive a presidential pardon from her lifetime prison sentence. (Johnson was convicted in 1996 for a nonviolent drug offense and served 21 years in jail before being pardoned.)

"Would you ever run for office?" West was asked on camera.

“I don’t really think that’s even on my mind," she replied. When it was pointed out that Donald Trump is the president, she said, "I know. That's why Kanye loves him. It’s the idea that anything can happen."

When pressed, West admitted, "I guess, never say never, but that's not gonna be like a 'Kim's running.' That's not what I'm going for."

"I just want to help, starting one person at a time," she added.

Previously, she said she "was star struck over the Oval Office" after meeting with President Donald Trump about Johnson. "It really felt powerful and felt -- like, you can just feel the history in there."


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