Kim and the Kardashians Have Stayed Silent on Kanye West's Presidential Run

On Saturday, rapper Kanye West announced his intention to run for president in the 2020 election, but his wife Kim Kardashian and her family have stayed mostly silent despite Yeezy announcing that he's going for the White House.

In an Independence Day tweet by the 43-year-old rapper, Kanye wrote about his intent. "We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future. I am running for president of the United States," he wrote, accompanied by the hashtag "#2020VISION."

Despite West's announcement shaking up Twitter over the weekend, the response from his famous in-laws has been mostly radio silence, save for a retweet from his wife Kim Kardashian West that just had an American Flag emoji.


— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) July 5, 2020

Besides his wife's vague show of support, the remaining members of the Kardashian family have neither spoken in support or against West's bid. After his announcement, most of the Kardashians and Jenners have seemingly continued with business on their Twitter and Instagram accounts.

Khloé Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, Kris Jenner and Kendall Jenner all retweeted former President Barack Obama's Fourth of July well wishes from the day prior to West throwing his bid in for the presidential election. Khloé added the wish for her followers to "Have a safe and happy #FourthofJuly."

Have a safe and happy #FourthofJuly ❤️

— Khloé (@khloekardashian) July 4, 2020

Despite not speaking up about the "Wash Us in the Blood" rapper's newly announced campaign, Kris Jenner and Khloé Kardashian both encouraged their followers to vote in local elections in New Jersey and Delaware on Tuesday with a graphic from When We All Vote.

Tomorrow is #ElectionDay in NJ and DE!

Return your #VoteByMail ballot before your state’s deadline. If you are voting in-person, find your polling place and make a voting plan 📤

Follow @WhenWeAllVote for more resources 💪

— Kris Jenner (@KrisJenner) July 6, 2020

Both Kylie Jenner and Kourtney Kardashian have stuck to using their platforms for promoting their own work, such as the Kylie's Cosmetics beauty line and collaborations between the health and wellness guide Poosh and Little House Confections, respectively.

totally invisible ✨ my new broad spectrum SPF 40 face sunscreen is my final step in my skincare routine and makes an amazing base for my makeup 💗 launching this Thursday, July 9 @kylieskin

— Kylie Jenner (@KylieJenner) July 6, 2020

It’s here! Take a bite out of our latest @pooshdotcom collab. 🍰 @littlehouseLA

— Kourtney Kardashian (@kourtneykardash) July 6, 2020

Publicists for Kim, Kourtney and Khloé Kardashian, Kris, Kylie and Kendall Jenner did not respond to Newsweek's emailed request for comment in time for publication.

Despite the relative silence from his in-laws, West can count on his boy, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, with whom he enjoys a unique bromance, to publicly speak out for him. The CEO responded to the rapper's tweet, offering his "full support."

You have my full support!

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 5, 2020

As previously reported, West's White House run may face a key difficult issue. He missed the deadline to have his name appear on the ballot in multiple states, including Alabama, Illinois, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina and Texas. That said, West could launch a campaign as a write-in candidate.

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Corey Gamble, Kris Jenner, Kanye West, Kim Kardashian West, Kendall Jenner, Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott attend The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City. Dia Dipasupil/FilmMagic/Getty