People Are Confused After Kim Kardashian Meets Donald Trump In The White House
31 May 2018, 11:54 | Updated: 31 May 2018, 11:56
Kim went to discuss politics with the US president...
People have expressed their anger and confusion after Kim Kardashian met with Donald Trump in the White House to discuss prison reform.
The reality star apparently met the controversial president on behalf of women serving a life sentences for drug offences.
Trump confirmed the meeting on Twitter, writing: “Great meeting with Kim Kardashian today, talked about prison reform and sentencing."
The celebrity was on a mission to encourage Donald Trump to pardon Alice Marie Johnson, who has spent over 20 years in prison and isn’t eligible for parole.
Kim Kardashian also wrote: “I would like to thank President 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."
I would like to thank President 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.— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) May 31, 2018
We are optimistic about Ms. Johnson’s future and hopeful that she —and so many like her—will get a second chance at life.— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) May 31, 2018
She was also expected to meet with Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor Jared Kusher, who is responsible for the administration’s current overhaul of the US prison system.
Following news of the meeting, people took to Twitter to express their surprised reactions.
I think it's fundamentally ridiculous that Kim Kardashian is the person meeting with Trump on criminal justice issues when actual experts exist.— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) May 31, 2018
However, if she can help secure a pardon for Alice Marie Johnson, then it's a good thing.
Obama should've pardoned her.
What planet do we live in that the leader of our country is talking to Kim Kardashian about anything.especially prison reform. This presidency is such a joke, when is America going to realize it’s one big reality show that needs to get cancelled!! #trump #RealityTV #Ridiculous— Josh Duncan (@jdunc1018) May 31, 2018
Kim Kardashian is gonna meet with Donald Trump to discuss Prison reform....You literally have a Stevie Wonder trying to show Ray Charles the way. This is ridiculous.— Mrs. Old Bae (@coolminnie16) May 30, 2018
Kim Kardashian is meeting with @realDonaldTrump to discuss prison reform!? 😫😳— Arsenio Hall (@ArsenioHall) May 31, 2018
That’s fu*kin’ ridiculous!
If Trump needs intelligent, and inspired advice on prison reform ... every American knows you send for Khloe!!!
Jokes aside, there are activists who’ve dedicated their entire lives to criminal justice reform/prison reform and know their stuff, but Kim Kardashian is the one going to the White House to talk about it with Trump and Kushner?— Denizcan James (@MrFilmkritik) May 31, 2018
Kim Kardashian has been vocal about her dislike of Donald Trump in the past and recently distanced herself from Kanye West’s pro-Trump comments on Twitter.