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Kim Kardashian met with President Donald Trump to discuss prison reform

Kim Kardashian met with President Donald Trump to talk about prison reform and asked him to grant clemency for Alice Marie Johnson.


Emily Treadgold


Kim Kardashian met with President Donald Trump and other officials to discuss prison reform. Kardashian has taken a special interest in the topic, and she has been advocating for the release of low-level drug offender Alice Marie Johnson who has served more than 20 years in prison.

 

The President tweeted, "Great meeting with @KimKardashian today, talked about prison reform and sentencing.”

"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. 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
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During the White House press briefing on Wednesday, press secretary Sarah Sanders didn't give a lot of details on the meeting between the two.

 

"She is expected to be here at the White House," Sanders told the press. "I can confirm she'll be here. We'll keep you posted on any meetings that take place and what those look like."

Kardashian later took to social media and thanked the president for the meeting.

 

She released a statement saying, "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. We are optimistic about Ms. Johnson's future and hopeful that she -- and so many like her -- will get a second chance at life."

 

The reality star's husband Kanye West has been pretty vocal about his support for Donald Trump, while Kardashian is more diplomatic. The rapper even tweeted, "my wife just called me and she wanted me to make this clear to everyone. I don't agree with everything Trump does. I don't agree 100% with anyone but myself."

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