Kylie Jenner shared a pro-Biden message from Michelle Obama before quickly deleting it… amid Kourtney Kardashian’s surprise Kanye endorsement
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The 23-year-old Keeping Up With The Kardashians star reposted a message to her Instagram Stories from Michelle Obama praising the Democratic nominee on September 30, before deleting the post within minutes.
More recently, the cosmetics mogul’s sister Kourtney Kardashian, 41, revealed on Thursday that she was endorsing her brother-in-law Kanye West for president, even though his chances of winning the election are now a mathematical impossibility.
Disappearing act: Kylie Jenner, 23, shared a post from Michelle Obama in support of Joe Biden on September 30, before quickly deleting it. Now her sister Kourtney Kardashian has endorsed her brother-in-law Kanye West; shown in February
The post Kylie shared was written the day after the first presidential debate between President Donald Trump and Biden.
In it, the former First Lady sympathized with viewers who were ‘turned off by the President’s behavior last night’ at the debate, during which he was criticized by numerous pundits for repeatedly interrupting Biden and for ignoring the moderator, Fox News anchor Chris Wallace.
The president was later revealed to have tested positive for the novel coronavirus after the debate, and the White House has so far refused to disclose when his last negative test was.
Obama praised Biden as ‘the only way we can get out of this chaos and restore some stability to this country,’ and she urged her followers to help their friends and family to get registered and vote.
Charged moment: The post Kylie shared was written the day after the first presidential debate between President Donald Trump and Biden, at which Trump’s performance was widely derided
Feeling their pain: In it, the former First Lady sympathized with viewers who were ‘turned off by the President’s behavior last night’ at the debate
Kylie only had the post visible in her stories for a few minutes.
It’s not clear why the near-billionaire removed it or even if she meant to post it in the first place.
So far, most of the Kardashian–Jenner clan have avoided picking a side in the election, though Kim Kardashian has met with Trump multiple times to advance her criminal justice reform work.
She also urged her fans to vote on Thursday without specifying a candidate.
However, Kourtney jumped into the fray later on Thursday when she posted a photo of herself wearing a black baseball cap reading ‘Vote Kanye.’
Mystery: Kylie only had the post visible in her stories for a few minutes. It’s not clear why the near-billionaire removed it or even if she meant to post it in the first place; shown in 2019
Hat’s off to him! Kourtney Kardashian showed her support for Kanye West’s presidential aspirations on Thursday. A follow-up photo had a yellow arrow drawn to the ‘Vote Kanye’ cap
As if to remove any doubts about her meaning, she shared a second nearly identical image, this time with a yellow arrow pointing at her hat.
The move infuriated many Instagram users, as Kanye is only on the ballot in 11 states and can’t win enough electoral college votes to win the presidency.
Although the rapper has distanced himself from Trump since the campaign began, multiple Republican operatives have been reported to be working on his campaign, leading to accusations that he’s leading a spoiler campaign to steal votes from Biden, either intentionally or unintentionally.
In an August interview with Kanye for Forbes, he was asked about his inability to win the electoral college and why he was continuing his campaign.
‘I’m not going to argue with you,’ he replied via text, before simply adding, ‘Jesus is King.’
Mathematical impossiblity: Kanye is on the ballot in 11 states and can’t win enough votes in the electoral college to win the presidency, leading many to say he’s leading a spoiler campaign