On May 31, Kim Kardashian West met US President Donald Trump and a few other officials including senior adviser Jared Kushner at the White House for discussing the issue of prison reform. Apart from being an entrepreneur and television star, Kim Kardashian is a big social media celebrity with a huge following. She has advocated for the mercy of low-level drug offender Alice Marie Johnson who has been sentenced to life imprisonment and has already served over 20 years in prison.
After her meeting with Trump, Kim, in a statement, said:
“I would like to thank President Donald Trump for his time this afternoon. It is our hope that the President will grant clemency to Ms. Alice Marie Johnson who is serving a life sentence for a first-time, non-violent drug offense.”
Kardashian had also posted a birthday wish for Alice Marie Johnson on her Twitter page. Check out her tweet below:
Happy Birthday Alice Marie Johnson. Today is for you 🙏🏼✨Advertisement
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) 30 May 2018
Kim had been moved by Johnson’s story after she saw a video based on it on a news outlet. In an interview, Kim had said that she thinks that Johnson really deserves a second chance at life and that she will do whatever it takes to get her out. A member of Johnson’s legal team, attorney Brittany K. Barnett said that Kim hoped to discuss the issue with President Trump directly.
Referring to his meeting regarding prison reforms with Kim, Trump also took to his Twitter page and tweeted:
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 30 May 2018
But this tweet left social media users in splits. Check out a few tweets making fun of the President below:
What fresh hell are we living in?!??
— 💉realfarmacist💊💎 (@real_farmacist) 30 May 2018
Tomorrow, Trump will meet with the cast of ‘The Jersey Shore’ to discuss the macro-economic effects of Trump’s tariffs, & the projected impacts on the world supply of hair gel & tanning oil.
— J.E. Chester (@jechester431) 31 May 2018
Your lies aren’t working pic.twitter.com/gSScVVlwHE
— Resist Sister 🌊🌊🌊 (@DeepStateVoter) 30 May 2018
I just… I don’t even know what to think. Is this serious? Please tell me I’m having some crazy dream, because this can’t be real. Or serious. Why…
— Chelle 🙂 (@Chelley04) 31 May 2018
— Yesieh Evad (@heisd0lw) 31 May 2018
And then paid her $130,000 to keep her quiet about the rest of the “meeting”
— SexySquidwardSenpai (@vidibran) 30 May 2018
Unbelievable. So much wisdom in one room.
— Sharon Mwihaki (@sharonnjoroge) 31 May 2018
Why the hell are you meeting with her? What skills or qualifications does she have?
— Dave Bricker (@CognitiveCaveat) 30 May 2018
A subject that neither of you knows anything about. It’s all about the photo op, isn’t it? A real president actually works but you just play one on tv.
— Bean99 (@bean99) 31 May 2018
Do you think Kim Kardashian’s cause is justified? Do share your views on it with us in the comments!