Is our President out to chastise the rich and famous? Kris Jenner seems to think so. Last week, the POTUS made headlines (per usual) when he talked having the “American Dream” with David Blum of Kindle Singles. Although he thinks its ok to dream big, he observed how our ideas of success have changed since he was a child by referencing millionaire couple Kanye West and Kim Kardashian.
“Part of the American Dream— even if you’re poor, or lower-middle class — involves yearningfor tangible things you can’t afford. Were there things, when you were growing up, that you yearned for that you couldn’t afford? 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.”
Kris Jenner, matriarch to the Kardashian empire, decided to address the ‘controversial’ words on the latest episode of her talk show. While a somewhat uncomfortable Terrence J. sat with her, the media mogul called out Obama for having his own set of friends with “10,000 square foot homes” and using those same places to raise campaign money.
“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 can have whatever you wanted…Right? And another thing…Wow, I bet the President has some friends with 10,000 square feet houses and you probably wouldn’t mind going over there Mr. President while you’re asking them to have a party for you when you were campaigning for dollars to run for president,” she said.
Kris is also quick to highlight the work ethic of her daughter, who seems to dip her hand in every facet of the entertainment industry with business ventures.
“I find it so odd that he’s picking on Kim Kardashian and Kanye West…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. Her job, affords her to live in a 10,000 square foot house. And I think, if I’m not mistaken, Mr President’s job affords him to live in a 55,000 square foot house. So basically, my house would fit in his entry….You poke at someone for living a lifestyle…I’m sure when he grew up his dream was one day, ‘I want to be the president of the united states.’ We all wanna aspire. I just don’t think it’s a bad thing to wanna be our best and do our best and have nice things….Everyone has their own thing that they strive to be. Wherever that leads you…”
Do you agree with Kris or is she overreacting? Watch the video below.