You might not be a fan of President Obama's healthcare policy, but you can most certainly get behind his hard-hitting stance on one of America's biggest issues: the Kardashians. Speaking to David Blum for Kindle Singles, Obama used Kim Kardashian and Kanye West as negative examples in our culture, hinting that their materialism and focus on wealth demonstrates an unsavory shift in the American dream. Not one to pause and think about the fact that the leader of the free world just called-out her family for being money-grubbing narcissists, Kris Jenner was quick to respond.
It's Obama vs. the Kardashians, Round III. (The first shots fired came when Obama called Kanye West a jackass for interrupting Taylor Swift's MTV Video Awards acceptance speech; and round two happened when he said he doesn't like when his daughters watch the Kardashian's reality shows.) Here's what went down in this, their third and most involved spar.
Obama claimed that our culture's altered perception of what success looks like could be a result of our collective, and constant, exposure to Kimye. He said:
There was not that window into the lifestyles of the rich and famous. Kids weren't monitoring every day what Kim Kardashian was wearing, or where Kanye West was going on vacation, and thinking that somehow that was the mark of success ... I could picture myself being a good teacher.
Naturally, Kris Jenner wasn't going to take those comments lying down. On her talk show, she said:
I find it so odd that he's picking on Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. Well, Kanye West, first of all, doesn't go on vacation. Ever. And Kim Kardashian is the hardest-working young lady in the world. She never sleeps, she never stops, she never slows down and works so hard for what she's got.
Wellllllllllll, to be fair, Kim and Kanye never slow down because they're busy sharing with the world how fucking rich they are. If Kanye's not rapping about the insane amount of money he's earned, Kim's posting pictures on Instagram/filming shows/posing for photo shoots of her lounging on a private yacht, sipping champagne, and stuff like that.
But, of course, Kris thinks it's because they've only dared to "dream big". She continues:
It's really great that people aspire to get a great job ... but I wasn't aware that you could only set the bar so high and that we could only dream so big. I was taught: Dream big, work hard and you could have whatever you wanted.
So, would we call projecting an image of unachievable beauty and wealth the dream, here? Because what exactly was the big dream that the Karadashian's set out to achieve. If it was fame and money, then, well, that's exactly the kind of thing Obama's talking about.
And because Kris wouldn't dare take the high road, she seems very proud of her cleverness when she points out that Obama lives in a 55,000-square-foot mansion, so there. (Hey — would the same P.A. who was asked to look up the square-footage of the White House please take a moment to inform Kris that the president didn't take the job because of the bitchin' house that came with it? Thanks.)
The momager finishes her rant by saying she doesn't think it's so bad for people to aspire to "have nice things." Would a cellphone case that reads "Queen of Fucking Everything" fall under that "nice things" category? Just wondering.
Watch Kris take on Obama: