Kim Kardashian could very well be on her way to the White House in 2020, but the "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" star claims she was just as surprised by the announcement as everyone else. Her husband, Kanye West, shared his plans to run for president of the United States after the 2016 election year with the world during the 2015 MTV VMAs in August. While many believed he was kidding, it seems Kim, 34, has full confidence in her hubby.
As Us Weekly reported, the reality star turned tech mogul appeared on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" Wednesday where she revealed that she had no idea West, 38, was vying for the White House in 2020. Kim told host Ellen DeGeneres it was "news to me," adding that it was a pretty major thing to forget to discuss with ones wife. Although she was unaware that he was planning to run for president, she said he is definitely not joking. The "KUWTK" star told DeGeneres, 57, she was certain the "All Day" rapper will put his best foot forward and try his hardest to win.
"I believe he is serious, and I know if he puts his mind to something he'll do his best," she said. "It's been fascinating hearing all the conversations that have gone on since that announcement. I don't know if that was planned, and I just didn't know about it, or if he came up with that idea right then and there."
In an interview with Vanity Fair, released Sept. 24, West told the publication he was "definitely" considering running. He told the popular fashion magazine he would prefer not to face-off against anyone, however, saying that instead his approach would be, "'I want to work with you.'" He went on to say that he was shocked at how open viewers were to the idea of him running for president, especially after many years of what he called a "misconception" that people didn't like him.
One surprising supporter? 2016 presidential hopeful Donald Trump. The New York native told Rolling Stone he would love to run against West one day. He shared with the publication that he and West are often compared to one another because of their affinity for saying what's on their mind, regardless of political correctness. Trump, 69, called West "a nice guy," adding that he's not the person everyone thinks he is.
Kanye has not yet shared any further details on his plans to run for president. He has, however, voiced support for Hillary Clinton, as well as an interest in Dr. Ben Carson's thoughts and ideas. Check out Kim's full interview on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" below to hear more about her potential stint as the first lady: