Chelsea Handler on Donald Trump as President: Blame the Kardashians!

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Donald Trump is not exactly the most popular figure in Hollywood.

But few celebrities have been as openly disdainful and distrusting of the President-Elect as Chelsea Handler.

The comedian cried on air after Trump defeated Hillary Clinton on November 8.

She then seriously considered moving to Spain, prior to staying put and deciding to use her talk show as a platform to talk about politics and the state of this country.

Chelsea Handler on The Tonight Show

Handler also plans to lead the Women’s March at the Sundance Film Festival on January 21.

Just days away from Trump being inaugurated as President, Handler spoke to Variety from her home in New York City, responding to a question about the real estate mogul's victory with a surprising answer.

Does she blame a poorly-run Clinton campaign for the stunning Trump win?

Frustrated white workers in states such as Florida and Michigan?

Trump's message on jobs?

Nope, nope and nope. 

Handler blames Kim Kardashian. And Khloe Kardashian. And Kourtney Kardashian. And probably Kylie Jenner, too.

After blaming the media for treating Trump like an "entertainer" instead of a politician, Handler explained her viewpoint thusly:

"We’ve turned into a reality show. I blame the Kardashians, personally; the beginning of the end was the Kardashians. The way these people have blown up and don’t go away - it’s surreal."

There's certainly something to be said for the Kardashians representing a new age of social media and celebrity, one in which one can basically "do" nothing and still be rich and famous.

Lots of Kardashians

But Trump did a lot during his campaign for the Presidency.

He didn't just pose for racy Instagram photos... thank goodness.

"Everyone is for sale. We’re looking at a man that gets mad at Vanity Fair for reviewing his restaurant poorly," Handler expounded to Vanity Fair, adding:

"By the way, have you ever been to that restaurant? It’s the biggest piece of garbage you’ve ever walked into. That place looks like a Southwest airport lounge. It’s the worst."

In all seriousness, though, Handler is concerned about the future of our country.

"The idea that so many people were so wrong about the outcome is so screwed up," Chelsea says.

"The fact that Russia is interfering with our election is beyond repair. How do we ever recover from that? What’s to prevent them from doing it for the rest of our lives?"

Elsewhere in the interview, Handler refers to Trump as a “sociopath,” says Kanye West “needs to get on his meds” and says of her role as a celebrity:

"[It's] to reach across and figure out the people who are so disenchanted that they voted for him, and try to find some common ground."

Donald Trump Raises a Fist

Sounds like a tall order.

And it may say something about the state of... well... everything that we're partially turning to Chelsea Handler to help fill it.

Keep fighting the good fight, though, Chelsea. We're on your side.

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