What You Need To Know About Kim Kardashian Meeting With President Trump
The reality star and her husband Kanye West have been fighting for the release of Alice Johnson, an inmate sentenced to life in prison for a nonviolent drug offense. They’ve also been giving their time, money, and voice to a handful of other prisoners in similar situations, and now Kimmy K has shown up in person to lean on the POTUS for pardoning.
“Kanye has been super vocal about supporting Trump, and it seems there is a motive — one being the release of Chicago inmates. Kim and Kanye have been paying the legal bills and fighting to get a handful of people out of jail,” a source dished to the Us Weekly.
“Kanye has bashed Obama for not doing anything for Chicago. Kanye wouldn’t Tweet about Obama’s not doing anything for Chicago unless Trump was going to do something or at least a handful of Kanye’s Chicago initiatives. One key part of that is the prisoners he and Kim have been lobbying to have released,” the source added.
Kimye will also attend a White House dinner focused on prison reform. The line between politics and pop culture has never been more blurred! So why does the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star feel so passionate about the Alice Johnson case? “I’ve been in communication with the White House and trying to bring [Johnson’s] case to the president’s desk and figure out how we can get her out. That’s such a huge step from where we started with that not even being on their radar,” she recently told Mic.
“I would explain to [Trump] that, just like everybody else, we can make choices in our lives that we’re not proud of and that we don’t think through all the way. I really do believe that she’s going to really thrive outside of prison and I would just urge him to please pardon her,” she added.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 30, 2018
We like that she’s using her celebrity for good!