Kim Kardashian West to meet with President Trump on prison reform


Kim Kardashian West trades Calabasas for Washington, to visit the White House and discuss prison reform with President Trump.

Kim Kardashian West has already had quite the busy week. Yesterday she announced the addition of new lip liners and lipsticks to her KKW Beauty Brand and she spent the weekend defending her husband, Kanye West, on Twitter.

This Wednesday, Kardashian West takes Washington, D.C. The reality star is set to meet with senior advisor Jared Kushner to discuss prison reform, before she sits down with President Donald Trump.

For those keeping up with Kardashian West, this White House meeting is not as strange as it may seem. The reality show star has been a vocal advocate for Alice Marie Johnson, a 62-year-old grandmother, who is currently serving a life sentence without parole. Johnson is in prison for a first-time nonviolent drug offense. Kardashian West first tweeted about Johnson’s situation in October 2017. Shortly after, she reached out to Ivanka Trump to see what could be done.

According to an interview with Mic, Kardashian West plans to use today’s meeting with President Trump to discuss a potential presidential pardon for Johnson. In the same interview, Kardashian West said she’d like to tell President Trump, “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.”

President Obama granted clemency to 231 people in 2016, but Johnson’s case wasn’t one of those to make it. Since then, Johnson’s family and friends have continued to fight for her release. Currently, their petition has over 260,000 signatures. The timing of today’s meeting is especially significant, as it’s Johnson’s birthday, which Kim tweeted about this morning.

Kardashian West’s visit today is sans camera crew and sisters. So don’t expect to see any footage of today’s meetings on a future episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians.

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We’d rather see a Kardashian at the White House than perhaps a certain rapper who announced awhile back he wanted to run a 2020 presidential campaign.