Published August 12, 2013
President Barack Obama may have messed with the wrong stage mom.
Kim Kardashian’s momager Kris Jenner used her new talk show platform to slam the President over comments he made about Kim and her boyfriend Kanye West.
Back in July, Obama said in an interview that he feels Kardashian and West have negatively impacted children’s views of the world.
"I do think what's shifted is a notion that the wealthier you are, the more conspicuous consumption you engage in. The more successful you are, the more society should stay out of your way as you pursue the bigger house or the fancier jet or the bigger yacht," Obama said.
"Were there things that all of us might have liked to have? Sure. But partly, I think, there also has been a shift in culture. We weren't exposed to things we didn't have in the same way kids these days are. There was not that window into the lifestyles of the rich and famous," the president said. "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."
Jenner was not too pleased with the President’s analysis… to say the least.
"I bet the president has some friends with 10,000-square-foot houses and you probably wouldn't mind going over there, Mr. President while you were asking them to have a party for you when you were campaigning for dollars to run for president," Jenner fired back.
Plus, she noted, the President’s house is pretty nice too.
"I started thinking about her 10,000-square-foot house," Jenner said. "I thought, wow, her job affords her to live in a 10,000-square-foot house. And I think, if I'm not mistaken, that Mr. President's job affords him to live in a 55,000-square-foot house. So basically my house would fit in his entry."
She added that she did not see how Kardashian and West were ruining kids’ views of success.
"It's really great that people aspire to get a great job... but I wasn't aware that you could only set the bar so high and that we could only dream so big," Jenner said after reading the president's quotes. "I was taught: Dream big, work hard and you could have whatever you wanted."