A clip of the brief contest was published by People in advance of Clinton’s upcoming Apple TV+ documentary series “Gutsy,” which will feature the former first lady, alongside her daughter Chelsea Clinton, as they interview and celebrate “brave and bold” women. The eight-episode series is set to premiere on September 9.
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The clip shows Kardashian responding to a question about when it is legal to use deadly force — and according to People, the “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” star ran away with the contest: 11-4. The other questions address issues such as the difference between robbery and extortion — and when it might be permissible to assert a claim of self-defense.
Clinton deflected a bit, claiming that Kardashian — who is currently studying law — had an unfair advantage because the information was fresher in her mind.
“I think Kim has an unfair advantage,” Hillary said, and Chelsea weighed in as well: “Kim has studied more recently than you.”
Still, Clinton said that the defeat was unpleasant. “Oh, it was heartbreaking!” she said, but she did concede to being impressed with just how hard Kardashian has worked to earn a place at the legal table.
“Sometimes, I could see my mom knew what the answer was, but she wouldn’t hit the buzzer in time,” Chelsea added, suggesting that Clinton likely knew most of the answers but had simply lost a step with regard to her reaction time.
Clinton went on to note that they had intentionally focused the interview on Kardashian’s legal studies rather than her other pursuits or her personal life. “We didn’t interview her about fashion … her many lines of commerce … her personal life. We interviewed about what she was doing to help get people who were unjustly or unfairly incarcerated have a second chance,” Clinton explained.
“She’s very self-aware that her celebrity can make a difference positively, and where it may make a negative difference. She never wants to make a negative difference, so being judicious and thoughtful about when and where and how she engages was really impressive to us. I want, even beyond this series, to do whatever I can to help her in that work,” Chelsea added.
Kardashian recently passed California’s “baby bar” exam after a year of study — on her third try — and said that she had been so happy she cried. “My kids were there every time I opened my results, and so they’d see me cry. And the last time, they saw me cry the best tears of happiness that I did it,” she said.