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Kris Jenner is defending her daughter, Kim Kardashian, against President Barack Obama.

In a new interview, Barack says the American Dream isn’t what it used to be  - and the public’s growing obsession with celebrity culture is partially to blame.

“I do think what’s shifted is a notion that the wealthier you are, the more conspicuous consumption you engage in,” he said. “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. 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. 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.”

Kris wasn’t happy when she heard the comments, and has spoken out in Kim and boyfriend Kanye West‘s defense.

” 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.”