In a new interview with Bari Weiss, the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star talks about the arguments she had with her estranged husband during the height of his support for Trump, which she previously stayed quiet about.
When asked about Ye donning a MAGA hat on SNL in 2018, Kardashian admitted that she learned a valuable lessong from the experience, regardless of her negative views about the garment. Kim admitted she was “very nervous” at the time and “didn’t want” her then-husband to wear the hat.
“I remember other people were around and it became a thing where he wasn’t going to go on because he wanted to be who he is,” Kardashian said in the interview, which was shared on Thursday. “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 him, so clearly other people like him.”
The SKIMS founder went on to say that she “learned a lot” from those arguments.
“No matter what, it taught me to be a little bit more empathetic for people that just want to do what they want to do: freedom of speech!” she said. “And if you want to wear the hat, wear the hat. I respect the fact that he knew exactly what he believed in and always stood by that.”
She continued, “To me, that’s a good quality to have, no matter who is against you and no matter what the circumstances are. I think that it’s just admirable and it’s just a really cool quality. Even if it’s not what I agree with, or even if I would have done it differently, I think it’s commendable.”