In an interview for Amazon Kindle Singles, Barack Obama name-dropped Kanye and Kim while talking about the shift in the American Dream and public fascination with celebrity:
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.
Lucky for Kris, she has a self-titled daily talk show to discuss such pressing matters on:
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. I was taught, Dream big, work hard, and you could have whatever you wanted.
I bet the President has some friends with 10,000 square foot houses and that you 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.
I find it so odd that he’s picking on Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. Well, Kanye West, first of all, doesn’t go on vacation. Ever. And 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.
So I started thinking about her 10,000 square foot house and 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.
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, of course. All press is good press!