Kim Kardashian And Kanye West Reportedly At Odds Over His ‘Publicity Stunt’ With Donald Trump
Kanye West’s surprise meeting with President-elect Donald Trump reportedly didn’t sit well with Kim Kardashian. West’s latest publicity stunt created even more stress for the couple, whose relationship is on the verge of collapse following a series of dramatic events.
Despite West’s controversial political move, an inside source told People that his visit with Trump is the least of their problems. Kardashian wasn’t happy with her husband meeting Trump, but other issues in their relationship are taking center stage.
“That’s so far down the list of what they’re dealing with at this point,” the insider revealed. “Lots of couples have political differences; that’s not a deal breaker. They’re dealing with much more important things than who each of them supported for President.”
West was just released from the hospital after being treated for extreme exhaustion. A few months back, Kardashian went through a traumatic experience after a group of robbers stole millions in jewelry and held the reality star at gunpoint. According to Perez Hilton, both events caused serious strain on the marriage.
“Kim needed him after the robbery,” the insider noted. “She needed her husband. But that was the beginning of his issues, so he wasn’t there for her like he probably should have been. So Kim was trying to be supportive of him, but she needed his support at that time.”
Kardashian married West back in 2014. The couple has had two children during their time together — North (3) and Saint (1). While Kardashian couldn’t rely on West for support, her family came through and helped her with the hard times.
“She had to be the stronger one,” the source added. “She was going through a lot. And you know that the Kardashians are very close and very supportive of each other, and they got her through it, but there are times where a wife needs her husband.”
While Kim Kardashian and Kanye West work through their differences, close friends and family are hopeful that they won’t split. In fact, their friends have been encouraging them to hold on and realize that their trials will only make them stronger.
“If they can get through this season, they will create an unbreakable bond,” the insider concluded. “If anyone can do it, they can.”
Meanwhile, BBC News is reporting that West may have had ulterior motives for meeting with Trump. Following the West’s presidential photo op, John Legend labeled the meeting a “publicity stump” and criticized West for making it a public ordeal.
“I don’t think it’s impossible to talk to [Trump] about issues, but I won’t be used as a publicity stunt,” he shared. “I think Kanye was a publicity stunt.”
Legend and West were good friends at the beginning of the rapper’s career. He even collaborated with West on several projects and worked as his producer.
“I think Trump has been corrosive, his message has been corrosive to the country,” Legend added. “I think the things he has promised to do have been very concerning for a lot of people, and for Kanye to support that message is very disappointing.”
Of course, this isn’t the first time West and Trump have teamed up. After Trump beat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential race, West came out and admitted that he would have voted for Trump — if he had cast a ballot.
West’s comments created a lot of media attention, and Legend remarked, “I’m pretty disappointed with Kanye that he says he would have voted for Trump.”
According to the Daily Beast, West intended to meet with Trump in order to talk about social issues facing the country. In a series of tweets after the meet-up, West told fans that they talked about “bullying, supporting teachers, modernizing curriculums, and violence in Chicago.”
He later added, “I feel it is important to have a direct line of communication with our future President if we truly want change.”
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